Kidnappings have reduced in Delta, says Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

Commends ongoing upgrade of Asaba airport

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commended security agencies for their efforts, which he said led to a reduction in kidnapping cases in the state.

Okowa spoke yesterday in Asaba when the Principal of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Prof. Sunny Iyuke and top management of the institution came on a courtesy visit to his office.

The governor expressed concern that most of the arrested kidnappers are young men from other parts of the country.He urged the masses to be vigilant, assuring that the judiciary has been empowered to prosecute offenders after the signing of the Delta State Anti-Cultism and Anti-Terrorism Bill 2016.

He added that six special courts have been created to try those arrested for kidnapping and other acts of terrorism.Okowa assured the management of PTI of his administration’s continued assistance.

Meanwhile, the governor has commended the ongoing upgrade of facilities at Asaba International Airport, saying it will be one the best in the country after completion.

He spoke yesterday during an inspection tour of the facility.According to him: “Getting it right is very important, an airport is not about the structure but about the runway and we believe that when completed, the airport will be among the best in the country.”

The contractor, Chief Uche Okpuno informed the governor that work would be completed on the first segment, which is 900 metres of the runway within 10 days.

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