ICYMI: Gbagi sends message to Delta workers, assures of greater future for all

Delta state governorship candidate on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi, has commended the organized labour in the state on this year’s workers day celebration.

He appreciated the workers for their immense contributions to the progress and development of the state amidst economic hardship.

In a statement on Monday May 1, 2023, the SDP gubernatorial flag bearer, described the state’s workforce as the engine room of government, saying the success of the state rests squarely in their hands.

He said: “A wonderful May Day to fellow Deltans and Nigerians at large. May Day, as it been tagged from our colonial masters, is a day that has been set aside for workers to appreciate and to take stock of where they are and where they are going.

“While we çelebrate the Mayday, Nigerians and Deltans in particular should rise up and ask the following questions: where are we? Why have we not held accountable our leaders in Delta state and Nigeria?

“The eight years of Okowa’s administration is coming to an end, at best you are still receiving salaries from a state that is so blessed and so richly endowed by God.

“Delta state is richer than 42 independent countries in the world put together. Delta state is the best state and the most blessed state in Nigeria, what have we done? We must not join hands in criminality to make sure that nothing happens to our children and the generations yet unborn.

“I have been able to do my bit by giving employment to over 6, 000 young persons. We should join hands to build a virile and prosperous Delta state that will be the envy of all of us.

Gbagi, who lamented the backwardness in the state arising from the poor management of resources, said everything about life has reduced and taken a backward trend where people now work to eat rather than work to live.

While describing the situation as unfortunate, he said: “we must, as a people, come together to change the situation, adding, “our children, God forbid, will not inherit this hopelessness and helplessness we find ourselves.”

He explained that with collective effort, support from workers of all sectors and determination to stamp out corruption, there is a great future for the people of Delta state.