Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has affirmed that the establishment of Warri/Uvwie Development Agency will restore Warri lost glory as the commercial hub of Nigeria, Delta State and enhance the economic development of the State.
Onuesoke who made the observation while speaking to journalists on the sideline on Wednesday during the inauguration ceremony of Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as the Governor of Delta State for second term at Asaba, Delta State commended the Governor over the establishment of Development Agency, adding that his action has revealed that he is not an ethnic Governor as claimed by critics.
He recalled that Warri in the seventies and early eighties was known as the commercial hub of not only Delta State, but of Nigeria hence the nickname ‘Oil City’ but lost his glory due to unforeseen circumstances.
“I was born in Warri, school in Warri, with a maternal string from Itsekiri and understand the composition of Warri. It was a city bubbling with commercial activities. People from other parts of Nigeria and overseas do business in Warri. But all that went into oblivion due to unforeseen circumstances.
“The down fall of Warri will become history very soon with the establishment of the Development Agency. It establishment will lead to infrastructural development and consequently activate the economic activities of Warri,Uvwie and its environs. All thanks to the SMART Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa,” Onuesoke stated.
The former Governorship aspirants urged the indigenes of Warri, Uvwie and its environs to support Okowa administration, stressing that despite the establishment of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) for the host communities which Warri, Uvwie and its environs are beneficiaries, he went further to establish the Development Agency.
“The governor’s action is a testimony that he loves everyone and itching to spread development to all part of Delta state,” he stated.