THE Odua of Umusadege-Ogbe community in Ndokwa West local government area of Delta State, Odua Ben Nmor has urged communities to engage in self-help projects rather than waiting for government for all development projects.
According to the Odua, who spoke on Friday at Umusadege-Ogbe during the presentation of report of the activities of the Umusadege Development Committee (UDC) by its Chairman, Chief Francis Obigbor, communities can engage in self-help developmental projects while waiting for government to execute projects that are more capital intensive.
The Odua who spoke through Chief Moses Ikogwe, the Umusadege Development Committee’s activities has proven that with determination, communities can be developed by their indigenes.
He emphasised that the UDC has done so much in terms of attracting development to Umusadege, noting that roads have been tarred, transformers have been installed, lock-up stalls have been built, bore-holes sunk in different locations in the community which he described as developmental projects.
Earlier, Chief Obigbor had told the Odua, Chiefs and entire people of Umusadege-Ogbe that the occasion was to present two Toyota Hiace Buses, Tricycles and a Toyota Hilux Pick Up Van to the community disclosing that some of the projects came from oil companies operating in the area.
He observed that people of Umusadege-Ogbe is committed to ensuring that the people have better standards of living and called on oil companies to continue to partner with the community to ensure that more development projects are witnessed adding that there was also the need to boost security in the area.
The UDC Chairman emphasised that security agencies should beef up security in the town and also, urged government at all levels to also, come to the aid of the community by providing more amenities stating that the Umusadege road, Kwale deserves to be a dual carriage way while there is also, urgent need for a tertiary institution to be sited in the community.
Also speaking, Chief Ifeanyi Edeme stated that it was important for people to contribute towards the development of their communities, asserting, “we should be proud of working for our communities, the interest of our communities should come first especially when you have been called to serve the people no matter the capacity.”

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