Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has vowed that he would not leave office until he has succeeded in transforming Warri town into modern city.
The Governor, who spoke at the funeral service of late Pa Nawe Eric Akporiaye in Warri at the weekend, emphasized the determination of his administration to fully implement his agenda to transform Warri city before leaving office.
Dr. Uduaghan observed that the late Akporiaye, who was father of the Chief Medical Director of the Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Dr. Leslie Akporiaye, represented a generation of Warri indigenes that stood for unity and harmony among the ethnic groups that dwell in the city.
He expressed concern over what he called ethic distrust that now prevails in the city, sayiny that Warri used to be famous not necessarily because of industrialization but for people like Akporiaye who were worthy ambassadors of the city.
Governor Uduaghan called on various ethnic groups in the state and Warri in particular to borrow a leaf from their progenitors and learn to live in unity and join hands with his administration’s determination to restore the lost glory of the city.
The Governor gave assurance that his administration is committed towards making Warri town the envy of others in the country.
Dr. Uduaghan disclosed that his government is executing some projects that include traffic control, junction improvement, road rehabilitation and expansion, general improvement in transport infrastructure, waste management and more, adding these are part of measures towards transforming the urban areas and cities in the State.
Governor Uduaghan decried poor sanitary habits, indiscriminate trading and parking on walk ways and on streets, even as he made it clear that his government would soon come out with measures against such practices.
In a sermon, the officiating minister, Reverend Justin Okoroji (Junior) charged the living to take the Biblical water of life and live right to enjoy divine favour.
He emphasized that man would certainly account for his days before God “hence the need to be sure we finish well on earth.”