An environmentalist, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has given a-one-point agenda to the elected governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, as he resumes his second term on May 29, 2019.
As an environmental activist, Mulade, who was recently decorated in the United States for championing environmental issues in the Niger Delta, said the singular agenda his centre is giving to Governor Okowa as he begins the next administration in a month’s time is a cleaner Delta.
Mulade, who runs an organization that focuses on promoting peaceful co-existence and environmental best practices, said: “We have a slogan for Okowa’s second term and that is ‘Okowa for cleaner Delta,’ because when you go round Delta state, especially the major cities, Asaba, Agbor, Ughelli, Sapele, Warri, Oghara, they do not show that we are environmentally conscious. Our environment is not friendly.
“So, we are selling this idea to the government, Okowa for cleaner Delta with a special focus on cleaning Delta and let Delta cities look beautiful and clean. I will urge the government to dedicate the next four years to a cleaner Delta. He should dedicate the next four years for a peaceful and safe Delta in terms, irrespective of senatorial district or local government.
“And I want Okowa to also change from visiting local government councils only during electioneering periods. It is when they are campaigning that they visit some local government headquarters. I challenge him, how many times has Okowa visited Burutu, Ogbe-Ijoh outside campaigns? How many times has he visited Patani, Bomadi outside campaign periods?
“Warri is a major city for government to do functions, if you are invited by a friend to come and commission a project, that is not a visit, we don’t count those ones. So, the government of Okowa, for the next four years, should take it as a point of duty to visit these 25 local government areas for thank you to the people.”