ASABA: The governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party YPP in Delta State Sunny Ofehe, has pledge to construct drainage systems in all flood prone areas in an effort to address the loss of lives and property occasioned by perennial flooding in the state.

Ofehe gave the assurance in Asaba, the state capital while addressing a crowd of party faithful, where he noted that key sectors like agriculture, would be transformed from the current manual system to a mechanized system if elected as the governor of the state.

He said: “The climate issue that we have, the solution that we are offering particularly in relation to the flooding that we saw last year that ravaged most homes and internally displaced a lot of people.

“We are also looking at the potential that we have as a people and as a state; looking at the area of agriculture. As a state, we can do better than what we are doing right now in the area of agriculture.”

Ofehe also stressed that priority would be given to revamping the education sector through the introduction of ICT initiatives and modern welfare schemes targeted at providing students in state’s tertiary institutions with the best learning experience.

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He emphasized, “In the 21th century, students should not struggle to study in schools. So, first thing first, we will provide ICT technology capacity in all of our tertiary institutions.

“Then, we will look into their hotel accommodation challenges and provide more accommodation within their campuses. Then of course, we are going to review their tuition fees, because I know many students who are struggling to even pay the tuition fees. So, in the areas where we think government can support, we will do that.”

Regarding the health care sector, Sunny Ofehe, promised that pregnant women and young children would receive free health care services including access to medicines.

The governorship candidate also emphasized that his administration would support residents interested in acquiring technical and vocational skills to boost the number of skilled workforce needed to transform the economic fortunes of the state.

He stated that his government would attract Foreign Direct Investment to the tune of twenty billion dollars, in addition to plans to discard the multiple levies collecting agencies in the state to ease the burden on small and medium scale businesses for economic growth