A stalwart of the Delta State All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Chiedu Paul Onwuadiamu has admonished the Dr Ifeanyi Okowa led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in Delta State to make the welfare of Deltans and the provision of necessary infrastructure as critical priorities in impacting the life of the masses, instead of chasing imaginary enemies.
He offered the piece of advice in a press release made available to journalist in Asaba while responding to a statement credited to Ifeanyi Osuoza the publicity secretary of the Delta State Peoples Democratic Party, in which he cast aspersions on a foremost APC chieftain, Chief (Engr) Hycainth Enuha, who had earlier on counseled the state governor on the impropriety of denying workers their salaries for eight months as well as the dearth of infrastructure necessary for conducive existence.
According to Hon Onwuadiamu, “I wish to reiterate the call made by our leader Chief Hyacinth Enuha that the bulk of civil servants salaries remain unpaid in Delta State. We need not remind him that local government employees have been without salary for the past 8 months”.
Continuing, the tested politician observed that “if the asphalting of Usonia Street and Cable road in Asaba amount to massive infrastructural infrastructural development to Mr Osuoza and his PDP government in 16 months, then Deltans must brace up for hard times in the coming years before 2019”.
Hon Onwuadiamu submitted that it smacks of irresponsibility for a state so richly blessed with human and material resources to wallow in poverty, poor infrastructural development, hunger and quagmire, adding that Mr. Osuoza and the Okowa administration are obviously oblivious of the massive infrastructure deficit plaguing Delta State, as has been made very manifest by the rains which have made Okpanam road and other roads in Asaba unpassable as well as the decay in Warri, Sapele and Ugheli.
The APC chieftain therefore advised the PDP government in Delta State to visit our less endowed neighbors of ANAMBRA, EDO AND RIVERS STATE and see what they have been able to do in terms of infrastructure, even with very limited resources.
He further stated that it is an open secret that Anambra and Edo States have done better than Delta State in the payment of civil servants’ salaries, in infrastructural development and indeed posses better development indices than its rich neighbor Delta State which boasts a monthly statutory federal allocation of 6 billion naira and of course a grossly under quoted 3 billion naira from internally generated revenue, a situation attributable to the monumental corruption visited on the state treasury by past and present PDP governments in the state, as exemplified by Governor Okowa who is currently vacationing in Europe and America celebrating his 57th birthday with an entourage of at least 30 persons while Civil Servants ‘salary remain unpaid.