• Wednesday, February 21, 2024
businessday logo


Oborevwori blames project abandonment on political leaders

Oborevwori turns to God on behalf of Delta, vows to deliver quality service

…As he completes, commissions projects started by predecesor

Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State on Thursday blamed the abandonment of projects in the country on failure or refusal of political leaders to continue with projects started by their predecessors.

He spoke while inaugurating some of the projects his administration inherited from the immediate past administration in the state, as he marked 100 days in office as the governor.

Oborevwori said that government was a continuum and that it was the duty of successive administrations to continue and complete projects initiated by their predecessors for the collective good of the people.

Read also: Nigerian Army uncovers 12 illegal oil sites in Delta

The projects inaugurated included multi-billion naira projects at the Dennis Osadebe University, Anwai-Asaba, 29 network of roads with 31.45 line drains around Madonna College Road in Asaba and Okpanam areas of Oshimili South and North Local Government Areas of the state.

The projects inaugurated at the Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai-Asaba, include; 500 and double 250 seater auditoriums, faculty building and furnishing of Faculty of Agriculture, Administrative building; Vice-Chancellors Lodge; gate entrance and main entrance access road at the University.

He commended his predecessors in the state for continuing with projects they met while also executing new projects.

“There are two reasons for my happiness today, first is that I promised Deltans in my inaugural speech that I would ensure that all ongoing projects embarked upon by the previous administration would be completed alongside new initiatives.

Read also: Niger Delta, PANDEF and the Tinubu presidency

“Government is a continuum and it is the duty of successive administrations to put the resources of the state to good use by ensuring that projects are completed in a timely and prudent manner”.

He observed that political leaders in the country usually abandon projects initiated by their predecessors because of the fear that their predecessors will get the credit.

He however, said that should not be the case if the focus of the leader is on the collective good of all.

“I am proud to say that in Delta State, we have had a history of successive governors building on the legacies of their predecessors,” he said, adding that it was his honour and privilege to continue with that noble tradition.