Why Deltans Are Clamouring For Okowa’s Re-Election – Hope George
Hon. Comrade Hope George is the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Youth Development. He spoke to Wilson Macaulay on the reelection bid of his principal and other issues. Excerpts:
You were already a well-known Youth Ambassador before you were appointed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. Since your appointment what purpose has that served for the Youth in Delta State?.
Our amiable Governor, His Excellency Senator Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa being a seasoned and very experienced administrator, saw the gap in Youth affairs in governance, so he moved closer to effect my appointment because the Youths are the future drivers of any Nation, be it Politics or Economy. To bridge that missing link, he appointed me as SSA Youth Development to bridge the gap between the State and the Youths. He even appointed Commissioner for Youth Development, that in a nutshell tells us in clinical details that Governor Okowa is indeed a Youth friendly Governor, who is concerned about the welfare and wellbeing of the Youths.
Specifically, how have you used the office to better the lots of the Youth out there?
The Office of the SSA to the Governor on Youth Development is one of the strategic and innovational creation of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to effectively interface with the Youths on all issues that concerns them, as encapsulated in the SMART Agenda.
Comrade George has used his wealth of experience to place Delta Youth in vantage position amongst their peers in any State in Nigeria.
Delta Youths have never had it so nice, like in this Okowa era, the Job creation office has done wonderfully well, by creating opportunity for the Youths.
The media is aware with one endorsement or the other of Governor Okowa for a second term.
Why are Deltans clamouring for him?
Deltans have resolved to support the re-election bid of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa because he has done well in all ramifications in line with the the SMART mantra, the wealth creation initiatives of this administration geared towards prosperity for all Deltans is evidence.
Looking at Agriculture, Health, Education and the mile stone in Road construction you will agree with me that he has kept to his campaign promises.
He has created jobs for the Youths and Women and he is taking good care of the Widows who gets special attention from the State government monthly.
He provided health care facilities that are truly modern by every standard.
The Persons with Disability are not left out in his magnanimous disposition toward the people of Delta State.
He has Created a peaceful environment through the Delta State Peace Building and Advisory Council under the able leadership of Prof. Sam Oyovbaire.
The Governor has ensured that there is adequate security for Deltans 2 4/7. Before his coming on board, kidnapping was rampant but today all that is history. The waterways that was infested with sea pirates is today very safe to ply. Land security is also very essential and the Governor has done justice to that.
He has engaged a good number of Youths leaders across the three senatorial district as Youth Peace Ambassadors, working with the security agents to ensure that Peace prevail in all Delta communities.
He has broken the yoke of building Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba with modern facilities.
Today, we have six Technical Colleges already working across the three senatorial district optimally to bridge the gap in Youth unemployment, thousand of Youths are now entrepreneurs and employers of labour through the STEP and YAGEP Programmes.
No Local Government Area in Delta State that has not felt the positive impact of the SMART Agenda.
The Governor has political appointees across all the wards in Delta State.
This are some some reasons why Deltans are clamouring for him.
As I speak people across board are working assiduously round the clock to ensure victory his second tenure.
His chance of winning the forthcoming governorship election is very high, because Chief Great Ogboru is a spent force that is used to losing.