Ndokwa Electrification : "We Are Employing Dialogue, Engagement For Lasting Result"—Osanebi
In line with the biblical injunction which says, "through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established"; the Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi, has said that need for stable power/electricity in Ndokwa nation via the step down of an independent power plant in Ndokwa land, remains pivotal in his social-economic plans for the people, but insisted that he has chosen dialogue and engagement in the pursuit of same inorder to achieve a lasting result.
The Deputy Speaker who made this revelation today in Kwale, during the reunion of his alma mata , Fundamental Old Student Association(FOSA), noted that violence and all form of uncivil means will only delay the realization of this noble aspiration.
" a wise man ones said: dialogue is a non-confrontational communication, where both partners are willing to learn from the other and therefore leads much farther into finding new grounds together. We are not a lazy people, we know our right, we know how to fight for out right, but we have decided to employ dialogue and fruitful engagement, in tackling the IPP and power challenge in our land" Osanebi said.
Giving testimony of what he has been able to achieve with dialogue in this regard, the Deputy Speaker noted that four (4) communities in Ndokwa land today enjoy steady power supply through the instrumentality of dialogue and peaceful understanding. He enjoined the people to remain peaceful, that very soon, Ndokwa land will begin to enjoy steady power supply like the four communities.
Expressing his joy and satisfaction to his teachers and classmates, which according to him, played a vital role in his overall formation, the Deputy Speaker, encouraged the students to always study hard to become the best, noting that the global village is a very competitive one and for any one to survive, he or she needs the the power of knowledge.
The Deputy Speaker who believes in empowerment as a means of raising giants, further gave automatic scholarship to forty (40) students of the school and added that the best ten graduating student will enjoy same till graduation in any higher institution of their choice, in Nigeria.
The gesture which stunned every one present, threw the crowd to wide jubilation and celebration. The Deputy Speaker, who is the Chairman of The Friday Osanebi Foundation ( FOF), is well known for his empowerment philosophy. The foundation has recently announced its readiness, following the completion of the screening process that took place in DELSU, Anwai Campus; to dish out more scholarships to indigent undergraduate students of anioma origin ( Delta North).
In their little way to say "thank you", the proactive ambassador, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi, was later giving an award of excellence, integrity and good leadership.