Okowa gave the charge at an interdenominational thanksgiving service to mark the 30th anniversary of the creation of Delta State, held at St. Peters Anglican Cathedral, Asaba, few days ago, Polyethnics reports.⁣ ⁣

Speaking further, Okowa said there were too many voices of anger calling for justice, fairness and equity in the affairs of the country, urging the Federal Government to take steps to listen to the voices.⁣ ⁣

He noted that if it were not well with the nation, it would not be well with the component parts.⁣ ⁣

According to Independent, He said that Buhari should give NDDC a board that would be accountable and eliminate politicization of the interventionist agency, adding that it was time for Niger Delta people to collectively talk about the commission.

The governor warned against building the country for the elite and the rich, whom he said, would not live peacefully in a country where there are many poor people.⁣ ⁣

He stated: “We are still in a nation where so much power rests at the centre, with the Federal Government, and I believe that it is not right and it is time for more powers to be devolved to the states and more money and resources given to the states.⁣ ⁣

“Nigeria will be better for it if we restructure, but the greatest challenge we have is as a result of insecurity, and it is pushing many people more into the poverty line.”⁣

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