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Ayakoromor Bridge: A New Year Appeal to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa



With worries and pains in my heart I convey to you through these lines a passionate appeal to complete the AYAKOROMO BRIDGE PROJECT.

But before I proceed on the loyal call for the completion of this important project, I happily and humbly wish to appreciate you for the appointments of Ayakoromites so far in your repeated term in office, though I still sit on the highest roof to see more appointments come my paternal delight in line with “Oliver Twist asks for more”.

Ayakoromo ward 7 remains very pivotal to the winning streak of PDP in Burutu LGA. It’s indisputable that this ward falls short of recognition for its undivided commitment to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) but I envisage large upturn of rewards this term.


Each time I think of travelling to my paternal home, Ayakoromo there’s this monsterous mind-diver either to make the journey or not (so with every other person). We are privy to two main routes; either we take through Okwagbe community waterfront in Ughelli South or we go through the warri waterfront, all on a longer driving time but that’s not all.


The time wasting-waiterous work for a number of passengers to complete a boat is what bothers the mind most, but less than as it’s expected with the completion of this bridge, a traveller will arrive/depart this commercial city(Ayakoromo)in Burutu LGA.

Like in my previous appeals, I did mention the economic benefits of this bridge, and the linking of economic activities between several local governments but I pray not to saddle you with this monotonous litany.

I remember your sweet and captivating words at Burutu Town during the kickoff of your 2019 governorship campaigns at the local government level, they still ring clearly in my ears, most pertinent was the Ayakoromo Bridge Project.

You sincerely promised to ensure that “the project would not experience any financial hiccup, and the contractor wouldn’t go on break until its completion in your second term in office”. At this pronouncement, just like others, I screamed and danced for joy because you’re a governor that always acts upon your words hence the “Ekueme” nicknaming, in its translation, “Talk Na Do”, and I know this won’t be an EXCEPTION (because you don’t swallow your words).

Progressively, you are delivering on your electioneering campaign promises. Your legacies so far have scripted your name in the history book as one of the best governors Delta state has ever had. It’s a known fact that projects being initiated by past governments, which are not completed are hardly continued by new governments but your governance sees the necessity and the economic importance of this project to all Deltans, most especially the peace-loving people of Burutu LGA hence you’ve made it yours to handle. I am grateful, Your Excellency Sir.


I am greatly perturbed sir, premises on the slow-pacing work rate on the project. My recent visibility tour to the site left me no option than to make yet another appeal despite some rumoured and unverified comforting news. Sir, I humbly wish to plead for that which you’ve honestly promised Burutu LGA; mobilise contractor to site please, for I see a remarkable 2020 for the people of Burutu as regards the BRIDGE.

In anticipation for your response to this passionate appeal in action, I am delighted and thankful for your equal distribution of democratic dividends across all ethnic groups in the state.

I’ve tagged 2021 as a year of “Completing Ayakoromo Bridge”. While we all dance into the new year joyfully, I want to once again plead for the completion of this project, envisaged to be completed in the second quarter of 2021 as contained in the budget.


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