The Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi has declared that the present economic challenge can’t be a yardstick for political office holders not to empower their people; saying that any purposeful leader will be proactive always to create wealth, so that the people can be empowered and enhance the redistribution of wealth and prosperity of Deltans according the prosperity agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
The ‘Empowerment Master’ gave the charge in Ossissa and Ashaka, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State in a thank you tour, when he gave out Two Million Naira to twenty women to boost micro businesses in the area in order to further empower and engage other persons, in line with the prosperity agenda of the Governor, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
Thanking the people for their unalloyed support for his party, the PDP and for voting her in the last general election, the Deputy Speaker revealed that it is the duty of public office holders to positively affect the lives of their people and transform the areas where they come from, through effective law making, purposeful representation and other processes and avenue of governance; because these amongst others are the essence of democracy and political representation. He gave this charge while he reassured Ndokwa people and Deltans at large that the present administration of Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa is ready to match words with action. Hear him: “as a person I don’t see the present global economic challenge as a reason not to return to the society that has empowered you, because I was raised to always give thanks to God, irrespective of any situation. The challenges we face today as a nation and state, is working out for our good”.
Declaring that he is now better placed as Deputy Speaker to do more, he revealed that youths and people of Ndokwa nation had never experienced it good like this, with young leaders that have been politically empowered by Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to be channels of blessing to the people. He said this while thanking the Governor for His magnanimity thus far coupled with his good agenda for Ndokwa nation. He further introduced the two Members representing Ndokwa East and West on the Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Hon. Nnamdi Ezechi, Hon. Fidelix Oputa ( Flenjor) respectively and reassured the people that with the duo of Hon. Nnamdi and Flenjor onboard, it’s better days ahead for Ndokwa People.
Expressing his preparedness for a holistic approach of the empowerment and transformation needs of Ndokwa People, the Deputy Speaker disclosed that the DESOPADEC members will focus attention on youth empowerment, the commissioner representing Ndokwa East in the Delta State Executive Council, Hon. Chika Ossai will focus on the empowerment needs of the elders while he focuses and pay full attention to his empowerment scheme for women, widows and orphans.
The Deputy Speaker further said that he is not ignorant of the urgent infrastructural demand of Ndokwa Nation but urged the people to be supportive and patient with this present administration, emphasizing that the government will match words with action.