By Juliet Nkadi
The Secretary to the Delta State Government (SSG), Chief Patrick Ukah, has assured the Yoruba community residing in the state of due recognition in the scheme of things as it concerns governance in the state.
Ukah gave the assurance on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, when he received the Yoruba community in his country home in Okpanam during their visit to congratulate him on his appointment as secretary to the state government.
The SSG told them that as long as they had lived in the state for many years and were law abiding, they had the same rights and privileges as citizens of the state.
‘There is an adage which says wherever you are residing is your home, be it Asaba, Ughelli or Okpanam,” he stated.
Chief Ukah charged the group to continue to ensure that they live peacefully with their neighbours if they want to do well in the state.
He further charged them to key into the various empowerment programmes of the state government, which he said, were avenues for uplifting one’s standard of living.
The SSG thanked the Yoruba community for their show of love towards him and the state government, and assured them that their demands would be looked into.
The Asiwaju of Yoruba community in the state, Alhaji Lawal Famous, said that the visit to the SSG was to congratulate him on his appointment, even as he stated that Chief Ukah had always been friends with them long before his appointment.
He pledged the support of the Yoruba community to the state government and assured that they would continue to live peacefully with their neighbours.
Alhaji Famous commended the state governor for supporting the Yoruba community in the state through various empowerment schemes, which he said, had gone a long way in touching the lives of his people.