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We Will Bring Massive Infrastructural Development To Coastal Communities – APC Chieftain

A member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta state, Hon. (Dr.) Cairo Ojougboh, on Wednesday, promised that his party will bring a lot of infrastructural development to the coastal communities, if the people of the area would join hands to support it.

Ojougboh, made the statement during a courtesy call on His Royal Majesty, Oboro Gbaraun II, the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Dr. Ojougboh, who met with Gbaramatu monarch behind closed doors, in company of some traditional chiefs at the Palace in Oporoza town, disclosed this in a brief chat with GbaramatuVoice.

In his words, “I met with His Majesty in the Palace. I told him I’ve seen degradation of the environment; I’ve seen the level of poverty, and we all should join hands, to make sure that we all are emancipated, as it is not a one-man fight.

“I have told him (Pere) that, I am peaceful man that would protect the interest of the APC. By the grace of God if we are successful, there are a lot of changes we can bring in here.

Hon. (Dr.) Cairo Ojougboh and his team paying homage to the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, on Wednesday March 28, 2018 at the Pere’s Palace, Oporoza.

“We would concentrate on education; the university here, we will make sure, is successful. We would make sure that healthcare is provided for the women. We have seen here that maternal healthcare has been neglected, as there is no functioning hospital here.

“We have seen that electricity is not here. There is nothing you can boast of, here and that is why the APC will do a job here to make sure that the people are emancipated and that life is brought to at least the minimum standard that is approved by the United Nations.”

He also emphasized on the fact that, the coastal communities have been neglected as they lack major government infrastructures, while he revealed the plans of the APC to effect the change.

“What we shall do is, we will tackle the problem head on, infrastructural development to make sure that where possible, all the bridges that have not been built in this environment, we are going to build them together.

“And then we are going to bring water transport, one of the best in the country because, we have seen how hazardous it is; we have seen the boats our people are using to travel. By the time we do inter-connected roads, then the issue of water transport problems would be reduced.

“But above all, we would improve water transport; we would give you something that you can be proud of.  And that aside, human capital development.

“Then we are going to tackle the problem of corruption. The stealing in the government of Delta state is obnoxious,” he added.

Amongst those who came with Hon. (Dr.) Cairo Ojougboh were; Sir Theodore Ezonfade, the outgoing National Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) and Hon. Ulebor Isaac.

By Abai Francis

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