DELTA @ 27: Okowa Threatens Youth With New Law Prohibiting Extortion, Illegal Collection Of Fees

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba

“Let our youths know that there is a law that will take them to prison for disturbing property developers, we pray for those who will be the first set of people to flout the law”, the Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, has threatened youths across the state.

Speaking Monday at an interdenominational thanksgiving service held in Asaba, to mark the 27th year anniversary of the creation of the state, Okowa, expressed confidence that with the signing of the Delta State Public and Private Properties Bill 2018 into law, property developers and investors will see the state as a safe haven for their

Threating further, Okowa said, “we as a government, the traditional rulers and the security agencies will not allow that”. According to him, the Warri Port would be made fully functional in the next few months and called for support for the companies that will engage in the dredging of the river, disclosing, “a lot of politics have been played in the past concerning the Warri Port, we thank God that the contract for the first phase for the dredging has been

awarded, my prayer is that our youths, and our people should not seek for that which is self-serving and disrupt the work;

Meanwhile, Okowa said, “There is a lot of reason to thank God; if you can recall when the state was created, you knew how the state was, but the peace that we witness today is more than enough reason to thank God. “The peace that we witness in the state today does not just indicate peace alone, but proof that we are united, our traditional rulers are united and they are speaking with one voice; it was not so in 1991, but we thank God for where we are today, you can feel the impact of that unity and peace in the state. “We have come to realize that we are one people and that we have to work, grow and think together and that whatever development will come to this state has to be one in which it involves everyone and I give God all the Glory. We will continue to do the best that we can to make our state better”, he added.