The Hon. Commissioner for Urban Renewal in the Delta State Executive Council,Hon (Chief) Dr.Julius Takeme has applauded the Governor of Delta State,His Excellency, Senator (Dr).Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa for his appointment as honourable Commissioner for Urban Renewal of the Delta State Executive Council.
The Hon.Commissioner made this known to news men in Asaba shortly after receiving his appointment letter from the Delta State Government.Hon.Takeme while speaking to news men expressed readiness in giving Deltans the best of services in this daring times.
He applauded the State Governor for the rare feat of making him a member of his cabinet,noting that he is ready and prepared for the task ahead.
Chief.Takeme further commends the Governor and the Ijaw nationality in Delta State for standing with the Governor and his Deputy thus far.He prayed that the love and support will know no bounds going forward from 2019.
The Hon.Commissioner emphasised that his presence in the State Cabinet is to deliver and maximise the prime position of the PROSPERITY Mantra and the SMART Agenda of the Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa led Delta State Government,this he is committed to.
He reiterated that,as a Commissioner for Urban Renewal,he will stop at nothing to liaise properly to give Deltans the best,noting that he will equally close rank with the political family and that of Deltans to ensure landslide victory to retain Senator Okowa as Governor of Delta State till 2023.
Meanwhile,the Hon. Commissioner also expressed concern over the resurgence of the age long communal crises between the Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities.He maintained that with unity of purpose, tolerance and forgiveness on both sides,such energies expended in the recent upsurge would be used to meet the developmental needs of the people rather than crisis.
Chief.Takeme stressed that there is no gain in crises rather than killing,tears and sorrow meted on the people. The development we need can not be achieved in an atmosphere of war,adding that,it will be challenging for government to deliver its mandate of the prosperity mantra when lives and properties are threatened by crises.
He called to bare the uniqueness of the two ethnic nationalities of Urhobo and Ijaw,noting that the Urhobos and Ijaws have built a common ancestry over the years preexisting this age where Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja are partners in the bond.
Therefore,it is my appeal that, the Ogbe-Ijoh Ijaws and the Aladja Urhobos should have a rethink and sheath their swords in complying with the sustainable peace steps taken so far by the Delta State Governor and give peace a chance in order to attract development as well as encourage peaceful coexistence,the statement adds.