By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
National Coordinator, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice, (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade has called on Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa to address the economic challenges in the state.
He said that hardship and unemployment been faced by residents has become excruciating.
CEPEJ in a statement by the National Coordinator in Paris, France said “The call became necessary following the upsurge in decline of social economic activities occasioned by insecurity, bad roads, unemployment, communal clashes and poor handling of the state’s infrastructures”
“The environmental activist also decried the deplorable condition of some roads in the state that has become a death trap, noting that most of them were left unattended as they are known to be Federal roads. However, he directs the governor’s attention to many roads within the commercial cities in Delta State such as Warri, Sapele, Udu, Uvwie and host of others that are not necessarily federal roads.
“He adds that, urgent government intervention is needed to alleviate the suffering of road users and save them from robbery attacks by bandits who often take advantage of bad spots to unleash terror on road users. As a means to arrest the upsurge of poor quality road construction by unpatriotic contractors, Mulade task Okowa to ensure that he involve the people affected by such roads in the planning and execution of such road constructions project.
He assured Governor Okowa of his support to make sustainable peace a lasting project.
“He urged the governor not to relent in carrying out his responsibilities of protecting the lives and property of people in the State.
“He further urged governor Okowa to take advantage of the relative peace to deliver on his electoral promise, adding that there is need to create more jobs and as well invest in sustainable Peace and security in every part of the State,” the statement added.