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Oyibode's Appointment: A dream come true, says Ovie of Udu ~ Truth Reporters

The Ovie of Udu Kingdom, HRM Barrister E.B.O. Delekpe (JP), Ohworhu1, has described the appointment of Olorogun Vincent Ogheneruemu Oyibode into the Board of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, as a dream come true, for the Udu people.

Speaking to DESOPADEC news crew at Aladja on Monday 25th May, 2020, the Udu monarch lauded Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for the appointment, noting that Okowa kept to his promise to the Udu people.

"As an Udu son and a new Member on the Board of DESOPADEC, it is a right step in the right direction. We wholeheartedly welcome the development. It was a promise made by Governor Okowa. As a man of honour and integrity, he kept to his promise," he said.

Speaking on the on-going construction of the Ovie of Udu palace, the Ovie of Udu said, "I want DESOPADEC to do something substantial even as we get close to the roofing stage. We expect a lot from the Board. We should not be shortchanged. Udu is an oil producing area. There should be fairness and equity."

Corroborating the statement from the Udu Monarch, the President-General of Udu Kingdom, Olorogun Godwin Jeffia Notoma, in a separate interview at his residence in Ukpiovwin Community, said Olorogun Oyibode's appointment is a welcome development for the Udu people.

According to Chief Notoma, "we can now have free access to the Board of DESOPADEC because one of our own is on the Board. It is not the same when you don't have your person in the place. I know his personal desires because he comes from an oil producing community. He is quite responsible and deligent."

On the palace project, Chief Notoma said, "we are looking forward to the completion of that project. We are looking at the fencing and completion of the project. DESOPADEC has done well but can do better. I am not going to limit it to DESOPADEC impact alone. Above all, we want our king to move to our ancestral place at Otor-Udu as soon as possible."

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