By Anastacia Eluwa, Asaba
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, on Thursday called on Delta state residents to place high premium on the protection of public infrastructure in the state.
Okowa made the call while responding to questions at the quarterly media chat with journalists held at the Press Centre, Government House, Asaba.
He noted that the level of vandalism of public infrastructure in the state was quite alarming, adding that community leaders should join hands with the state government to ensure that the ugly trend was nipped in the bud.
According to him, recent events had clearly shown that furniture and other valuable items in primary and secondary schools have become targets for vandals, pointing out that the situation was quite unfortunate.
“Government cannot police all the schools in the state; there is a need for community leaders and other stakeholders to partner the government in protecting public infrastructure,” the governor said.
On Warri Uvwie and Environs Development Agency (WUEDA), the governor promised to look at what is happening in the agency with a view to ensuring that all is well.
He pointed out that a lot was being done about the security situation in Warri, adding that his administration was doing everything within the limit of available resources to deliver the much needed dividends of democracy to Delta people.
Justifying the establishment of three new state owned universities in the state, the governor said over 4,500 students have been offered admission in the new universities which, according to him, had helped bridge the admission gap in the state.
On the 2023 presidential election, the governor said he had not been led to run for the presidency of the country even though there was a lot of pressure on him to run from different parts of the country.