The governor of
Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has called on traditional rulers in the
state to give a helping hand in the monitoring of on going projects under
Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme in their localities. Governor
Uduaghan who disclosed this last weekend at Asaba during a Town hall meeting
with stakeholders and traditional rulers said they should ensure that people at
the grassroots benefit greatly from the N1.6 billion already released to the
twenty-five local government areas in the state as their share of the SURE P

                Governor Uduaghan who was
represented in the meeting by the Secretary to the State Local Government,
Comrade Ovuozorie Macaulay said that the SURE-P initiative was an addition to
the state projects and programmes which were put in place to ensure that the
poor people including women and youths in the rural communities benefit from
the initiative.

                According to the governor,” I
implore our royal fathers, who are the custodians of our customs and culture to
help in monitoring projects that are being executed under the SURE-P initiative
as Mr. President with all good intensions, has put up the initiative, so that
people at the rural level will not be neglected.

                Speaking further, Governor.
Uduaghan said”, my government has put up many projects and programmes to ensure
that the down trodden women and youths in the rural and riverine communities
are not left out of the benefit and dividends of democracy. For that reason, we
must do everything possible to ensure the success of the initiative.

                However, the people  of Ika are still to know the projects the
government is talking about as the council authorities in Ika land have not
mentioned the projects they are going to use the SURE-P money for. The
traditional rulers should have during the Town Hall meeting asked the state
governor where the SURE-P projects are sited or are we to expect them soon.


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