Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon.Frank Okiye has expressed optimism that the ongoing Ugboha/Uromi water project will service the whole of Esanland when completed.
He stated this today in his office while playing host to Uromi Leaders of Thought,Benin city branch who paid him a courtesy visit to congratulate him on his speakership position.
Flanked by his deputy, Rt. Hon. Yekini Idiayi, Hon. Henry Okhuarobo and other honourable members from Edo Central in the House,the Speaker who noted that he was highly honoured to have in audience his father’s and mentors coming to his office to felicitate with him and cross-fertilize ideas,added that he could not have won his election and thereafter become Speaker without their support and that their efforts have changed the political narrative of electoral process in Uromi .
Rt. Hon. Okiye who also acknowledged the enormous support of his colleagues to him as well their contribution to the developmental strides of the Godwin Obaseki-led administration, stated that the Uromi/Ugboha water works undergoing first phase of reticulation.
Furthermore, the Speaker explained that the bill on the College of Agriculture with a campus on Forestry and Environment in Uromi will create job opportunities for our teaming youth.
He thereafter, urged the traditional institutions and individuals the efforts of the State government as security matters should not be left in the hand of the Armed Forces alone.
Earlier,the Secretary of the group, Hon.John Egbele who spoke on behalf of the group noted that they decided to visit the Speaker to congratulate him on his victory at the last relationship his subsequent elevation to the position of Speaker.
Hon. Egbele thanked the State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki for his developmental strides in Uromi including the ongoing Ugboha /Uromi water works, road construction and the approval for the citation of College of Agriculture in Uromi.
He however, solicited the immediate intervention of Mr Speaker in the area of the Uromi cassavita industry which has not been commissioned as well as Esan Grammar School Uromi, which structures has been dilapidated.