By Kingsley Braide
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri has commended the lawmaker representing Yenagoa constituency 1 at the State House of Assembly, Hon.Oforji Oboku for the love he has for his people.
The governor made the commendation while commissioning the St. John’s Primary School Ogbogoro built from scratch to finish by the lawmaker.
He said the undying desire of Hon. Oboku to always embark on life changing projects with personal effort has exposed him as a kind-hearted man.
Gov. Diri tasked other lawmakers to take a cue from Hon. Oboku and add value to the lives of their constituents through similar projects in their various constituencies.
He said: “I want to join the people of Ogbogoro and indeed Epie-Atissa to appreciate their son. Representation is not only about talking on the floor of the House, it is also to identify the needs of the people and your ability to meet these needs is what will make you a complete representative. For Hon. Oforji Oboku, that seems to be a trademark.
“And that is what is expected of every other representative, yes, the government will support when you draw the attention of the state government. So, I enjoin other members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly to add value to the system by carrying out projects no matter how small.
“To support what Hon. Oforji Oboku has already done, the Hon. Commissioner for Education, and the Executive Secretary of the SUBEB, are hereby directed to build a new six (6) classroom block for this Primary School.
“I do not expect the children of Ogbogoro and all those who will attend this school to suffer what we suffered in our days as regards bad roads and muddy school uniforms, therefore, I hereby direct the Hon. Commissioner for Works to ensure that the road to the school is completed and tarred.
“Also, the teacher/student ratio I got about this school is very disappointing, therefore, I’m directing the Hon. Commissioner for Education and the Primary Schools Board to immediately post more teachers to this school.”
In his remarks, Hon. Oboku said he was moved by the plight of the students and teachers after the school was wiped away by erosion, causing the disruption of academic activities.
He thanked the Governor for coming to commission the school which he added will help secure the future of children of the community and promised to always do his best to support the development of his constituency and the state.