Letter to Benjamin Ikani Okolo; Thank You for the Oguma-Sheria Wooden Bridge


Honourable sir, It was with great pleasure that I received the news of the awarding of the Sharia- bridge which many will say was long overdue given the economic relevance of the community to the state and the importance of that bridge to the residents of those within the region.

I want to unequivocally render an unreserved appreciation to you, Hon, for this show of concern, love, appreciation and strict adherence to our (APC) campaign promises, and most of all commitment to the good people of the Dekina /Bassa constituency since you  assumed office. Indeed Hon., you have shown true leadership cum statesmanship, not just expressed, but conspicuously put into action and giving the people firsthand experience of what democracy is and should be.

Hon. Sir, it may interest you to know that you have just opened the gateway for economic growth and diversification of the economy of sharia-oguma and its environs. Due to this laudable commitment you have made, there will be drastic reduction in boat mishaps which have taken the lives of countless people, old and young, and has barred many from coming down to engage in meaningful businesses for the benefit of those in the constituent and kogi at large for the fear of losing their lives and properties to pirates or boat mishaps. Business have also gotten a gateway, the improvement in the economy of Sharia -oguma homeland will know no bounds.

I was so much excited knowing the kind of infrastructural development cum economic impacts this would make. This has overtime dampened the hopes of those who already had no confidence in government and its machineries and crippled the very essence of democracy since its dividends could not be felt by the ordinary people.

Honourable sir, you have shown maturity and exhibited marvelling passion for which people have known you since your days as local Government chairman of dekina,and today as the Honourable members of the Federal House of representatives of Nigeria. You have maintained a high level of discipline and commitment to your promises.  Without gainsaying, it is evident that you are more of a brother to your people.

May God bless you and may God bless the All Progressives Congress (APC), as well as well meaning Dekina and Bassa. Not failing also to constantly put your detractors in prayers for a change of heart towards the success of this project.

– Comrade Peter Ugbedeojo Nelson