UGHELLI—DELTA State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, weekend, warned those aspiring to govern the state in 2015 against shedding blood, insisting that no blood- thirsty politician will succeed him.
Speaking at the 8th convocation of over 4,600 students (first degrees, diplomas and postgraduate degrees) of Delta State University, Abraka, Uduaghan admonished those vying for the state governorship to go about it peacefully, adding that it was only God that gives power.
Congratulating the graduands on their convocation and thanking God for seeing them through their programmes in the university, he expressed hope that the graduands would not have difficulties in getting job with the ‘Delta Beyond Oil’ initiative.
Insisting that oil alone could not sustain the economy of the state, necessitating the diversification of the state’s economy, he said that the government was doing everything to encourage private investors to invest in the state.
Commending Mr. Tony Elumelu, who is the pro-chancellor and chairman of the university Governing Council for his investment initiative in the state, Uduaghan said Elumelu was doing a lot to boost power generation in Ughelli Power Station since he took over the power plant.
He assured that the state government was doing everything possible to deal with the problem of insecurity plaguing the state, adding “we will not sleep until the challenges are dealt with.”
Thanking the Vice Chancellor for the good management of the university, he announced that the state government will disburse N150 million as car loans to the university workers.
Earlier in his address, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eric Arubayi said that the convocation ceremony afford all stakeholders, particularly the graduands, the opportunity of coming together not only to celebrate, but also to re-assess the general performance of the university with a view to re-inventing the policies of the institution.