We are committed to the welfare of all Deltans - Ukah

By Julius Oweh, Asaba

The Delta State government has stated its resolve to take care of all Deltans within and outside the state as part of the Pan Delta agenda of the Okowa administration

This position was made known at Yenogoa recently when a powerful delegation from the state visited Miss Ese Oruru, the 14 year old Deltan who was abducted from Yenogoa, Bayelsa stat to Kano state in August last year by one Yenusa, aka Yellow, who converted her to Islam and got her pregnant.

The state Commissioner for Information, Honourable Patrick Ukah said that the total rehabilitation and integration of Oruru was the major concern of the state government.

He disclosed that the Delta state government shall collaborate with the Bayelsa state government to ensure her speedy recovery and integration into the society.

Ukah expressed the heartfelt appreciation of the people and government of Delta state to the Bayelsa state government and the state police command for adequately taking care of Miss Oruru at the police Officers Mess in Yenogoa.

The father of Ese, Mr Charles Oruru flanked by his wife thanked the delegation for the visit and assured them that his daughter would go back to school after delivering her baby.

In his response, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor Rear Admiral John Jonah revealed that they did what they did in the abduction saga because the Oruru family reside in the state were they do their business and pay tax to the state government.

He said that as part of the rehabilitation process, the state government has concluded plans to relocate the family to a new environment to make the recovery a quicker one.

Other members of the Delta state delegation were the Commissioner Special Duties, Chief Henry Siakpra, the Chief of Staff Government House, Honourable Tam Brisibe and Honourable Timi Tonye, a member representing Patani in the Delta State House of Assembly.