The Executive Chairman of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, Hon. Barr. Victor Okoh had during courtesy visit of Abavo kingdom stakeholders and elder statesmen in his office on Thursday 28th September, 2020 stated that he would set high standard of leadership for his successor.
The delegation who paid the courtesy visit to the Chairman include Chairmen, Secretaries and “Olotus” of various communities of Abavo kingdom and Abavo Clan Union. The delegation was led by the President General of Abavo Kingdom, Comr. Jonathan Agbejiawe.
The President in his address noted that the delegation was mandated by HRM, Obi Uche Irenuma II so as to ascertain the progress of the ongoing construction of the gigantic Market situated at Edike Street.
Continuing, the President stated that the idea of Agbor Modern Market was indeed a good idea, saying that the market is more than a Local Government project and encouraged the Council Boss to keep up with the good work. He said Okoh has made Abavo kingdom proud.
Responding, the Council Chairman appreciated the Obi and the delegation for the show of concern over his administration. He noted that their visit gave him joy and confidence, saying he was honoured.
The Council Boss avowed that he would ensure that Abavo Main Police Station is completed, as well as the commencement of the construction of CTC market to International standard. He disclosed that the ongoing market at Edike Street contains two thousand (2000) open shops and two thousand five hundred (2500) lockup shops, which according to him will be completed in due course.
In the words of the Council Chairman, “I will set a high standard for my successor. I have ideas to usher in more development in Ika South Local Government, but the time is limited. If given another opportunity, I will do greater things. I appeal to the leadership of Abavo kingdom to support this present administration to achieve more development.”
The Okibali-Uku of Abavo kingdom, Mr Yuyu Samuel, appreciated the Council Boss for his efforts in transforming Ika South so far. He thanked him for the transformer recently donated to Abavo kingdom, and prayed God to reward his efforts of uplifting Ika South Local Government.
The Council Chairman with other staff of the Council led the delegation who took a long walk through the gigantic Market. They expressed satisfaction over the ongoing market construction, whilst saying that the market is more than a local government project.
REPORTED BY UDITH ATOROUGH