DELTA State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah says the state government will continue in its efforts to give Okpanam community of the state necessary developments to enable it meet urban standards. The Information Commissioner, who was speaking during a courtesy visit by Okpanam youths to his office in Asaba, said the state government was aware that citizens in Asaba and beyond were gradually moving into Okpanam town as it was close to the state capital. This development, he said, had propelled the state government to prioritize the ongoing Okpanam road construction in order to link the town with the state capital. Mr. Ukah, who identified security of lives and properties as needed in meeting urban standards, said the state government would make necessary efforts to ensure the safety of Okpanam residents. He said security experts and law enforcement agents would be met in order to eradicate criminal and social vices from Okpanam area. The commissioner advised parents and elders of Okpanam to inculcate good virtues on their sons and daughters so as to make the town habitable. Okpanam youths president, Comrade Nnamdi Ogude said he was glad of the state government’s resolve to provide social and security developments to the area, saying cultism had grown in the area, as expressed the need for the state government and vigilante groups to partner in sweeping off the menace from the town.

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