Renowned economist, Prof. Patrick Okedinachi Utomi has said that Delta state can have full employment economy but bad politics has made the state a common joke among other states, stressing that two neighbouring states, Edo and Anambra who are far less resourced, have a citizen’s quality of life that is far higher and better than Delta State. Utomi who seeks to contest the 2019 governorship in Delta state under the platform of the APC, said that many times, Delta receives up to seven times the allocation of these states (Edo and Anambra) from the FAAC account and has endowments that can attract more private investments, yet the state government have not be able to utilize it's potentials and huge resources to better the lot of the people. Utomi spoke in a text of his co
In the last year I have been home in Ibusa or somewhere in Delta State every other week. One remarkable lesson from meeting our people in the comfort zones of their lives is discovering how a once proud people struggle with the trauma that current circumstance has wrought on their dignity. Sadly, our once proud people who responded to a changing world by embracing Western education have lost much to economic decline and have become beggarly. Olisa Agbakoba teased me about this after the burial of his erstwhile mother-in-law in Delta State. He noted the palpable poverty in the state as seen in the burial as opportunity for a decent meal and to get something off the bereaved. This should force anybody with compassion in their soul to seek ways of helping Deltans restore t...
Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), chairman in Delta State, Chief Edwin Uzor on Friday taunted All Progressive Congress, (APC), 2019 governorship aspirant, Prof Pat Utomi, urging him not to waste efforts trying to govern when his party, APC's "abysmal performance" is starring him on the face. Uzor spoke in reaction to Utomi's claims that Delta state was in "misery" under the PDP-led government. BigPen Online recalls that Utomi at a Delta North APC stakeholders meeting blasted the PDP administration in the State, saying however that God would take away the shame in 2019. In a statement on Friday, while reacting to the assertions credited to the economists, Uzor said that instead of Utomi wasting his energy trying to rubbish the achievements of Governor
A governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, Prof. Pat Utomi, has said that God’s plan is to wipe away shame from the state in 2019. Speaking during a consultative meeting with Delta North APC party leaders in Asaba, Utomi challenged Deltans to leave their comfort zone and collectively come together and take up the responsibility of rescuing the state “from its current misery”. He said: “Going through Delta, what you see is misery starring at the faces of the people. The time for change is now,” adding that majority of Deltans are groaning and waiting for a new birth which will bring transformation to the state. “Delta has suffered years of inept leadership that has failed to harness the great potentials that abound here. It is h