The SMART Governor, His Excellency, Senator Dr Arthur Ifeanyi OKOWA restructured the Commission through the repeal of the previous law (now amended, 2015), and this has brought in a new Administrative outlook with well defined scope of engagement and terms of reference. The Governor demonstrated
his passion and commitment to develop the oil and gas producing Communities of the State that was why he restructured the Commission by giving the Commission the much needed impetus and leeway to do all that was incidentally to the attainment of its objectives. Three (3) years after, the restructuring has yielded positive results.
The present Board ably led by Hon Godwin Ebosa as the chairman and Olorogun Williams Makinde as the managing Director /CEO with proactive Executive Director ,Finance and Administration the person of Bashorun (Hon) Askia Oghieh (JP), Executive Director Projects Mr Philip Yerinene Gbasine, Executive Director Planning, Research and Statistics Engr.Victor Oritsetimeyin Wood, The Executive Director, Social Services Development, Hon.Christopher Ochor Ochor, With the Commissioners representing the five ethnic nationalities, and they are, Hon.Chief Pius Ovbije Urhobo, Hon.Chief Sir Amos Ithiwhe Urhobo, Hon.Jonathan Amitaye Urhobo others are Chief Thomas Ereyitomi Itsekiri, Hon Chief Favour Izuokumor Ijaw, Hon Ovie Oghoore Isoko, Hon Comrade Nnamdi Ezechi Ndokwa, and Hon Fidelis Chukwuwike Oputa has brought extant public service guidelines and structures to consolidate on the foundation laid by the pioneer board, is building on existing structure, improving and advancing the frontiers of development, all for the benefit of our people.This commitment is what we have consigned ourselves to achieve .
Today we have a score card and a testimonial of a board that hit the ground running ,the story so far is harvest of of projects, Tangible deliverables,robust partnerships,beneficial interventions in key sectors ,human capital development, empowerment, Value for salaries, staff welfare and a host of feats that can only be recorded by a board whose mandate, vision and mission are popular and a point of reference.As we place on record our existence as a board under the three (3) years OKOWA led administration, we are not unmindful of many more goals ahead to attain and guarantee a better life for majority of our people. The present board of DESOPADEC remain resolved and has converted the DESOPADEC dream into reality. it has becomes obvious that together we have reached our Eldorado. We have done well.
This is the recap of the journey so far. The achievements of the OKOWA led administration in all sectors through the current Board of DESOPADEC in the oil producing areas of the State in concrete terms, opens a Vista of opportunities and charts a new paradigm if need be. Let us quickly run down memory lane and understand our mission for a new and better DESOPADEC mandate area.
The current Board under the OKOWA led administration has intervened most pragmatically in the education sub-sector with tangible boost and massive deliverables in almost all the host oil and gas communities of the state.
(1).Renovated Administrative Block at Hussey College warri,warri south L.G.A.
(2). Construction of ICT center Hussey College warri,warri south L.G.A
(3).Completed Six Classrooms Block at Abalagada Secondary School,Abalagada Community, Ndokwa East L.G.A.
(4).Renovated And Supply of Furniture in Oto-Udu Secondary School ,Oto-udu ,Udu L.G.A.
(5).Completed Six Classrooms Block at Orotson Primary School ,Egbogodo Iteskiri,Warri south L.G.A.
(6).Completed three (3) Classrooms Block at Nigeria Naval logistics Command Primary School ,Oghara,Ethiope west L.G.A.
(7).Renovated of Six Classrooms Block at Ekpemili primary school,Egbedei in Ukwani L.G.A.
(8).Completed 200 Sitting Capacity lecture theatre at Campus 3,Delta state university, Abraka,Ethiope East L.G.A.
(9).Ongoing Construction of Ogulagha Modern Secondary School with boarding Facilities in Ogulagha Community ,Warri south west L.G.A.
(10).Ongoing Renovation of Six classrooms block and construction of another six classrooms block at Uzere Secondary School, Uzere in Isoko south L.G.A.
(11).Renovation of Six (6) classrooms block and two (2) Staff offices at Army Day Secondary School,Effurun,Uvwie local Government.
(12).Ongoing construction of the newly Approved Police Secondary School, Oghara ,Ethiope west local Government.
(13).Constrution of Three (3) Classrooms Block in Odigwe or School,Okpai Ndokwa East.
(14).Renovation of Six (6)Classrooms Block in Obeze Secondary School, Obeze Okpai.Ndokwa East local government area.
(15). Two block of Six (6) Classrooms one (1) Administrative Block and a Science Laboratory at the newly Approved Kokori Mixed Secondary School, Kokori in Ethiope East local government area.
(16).Renovation of Six (6) Classrooms Block in Otor-Udu Secondary School, Udu local government area.
(17).Renovation of Six classrooms block in Aboh Secondary School,Aboh,Ndokwa east local government area.
(18).Construction of Six classrooms block in Enehren Secondary School, Enehren ,Uvwie local government area.
(1).Completed Two Units of 2 bedroom Bungalows at Abalagada community in Ndokwa East L.G.A.
(2).The ongoing Construction of 20 units cluster housing and 12 units semi detached 2 bedroom Bungalow at Oboghoro Utonila Communities ,Warri North L.G.A.
(3).Sand filling and land Reclamation at Ijansa Community ,Warri south west L.G.A.
(4). Construction of 20 units of 2 bedroom flats at okerenkoko, warri south west local government area.
(5).Renovation of Magistrate Court Ossisa,Ndokwa East local government area.
ROADS AND TRANSPORTATION
(1).Repair of Failed Portion of Ubogo/Ogbodu road,udu L.G.A.
(2).Construction of Enwhe Ring road,Enwhe,Isoko south L.G.A.
(3).Construction of Ubraye Road in Uzere ,Isoko South L.G.A.
(4).Construction of Eghwere street road with Drainage ,Oghara,Ethiope West L.G.A.
(5).Construction of Concrete landing jetty at Salvation city, Warri south west L.G.A.
(6).Construction of Concrete landing jetty with walkway at Ogheye Dimigun community, Warri North.
(7).Construction of steel Concrete overhead foot bridge crossing Ogono Amato Pinakiri Zion with 800m concrete walkway.
(8).Construction of Askia Road ,Uzere,Isoko south local government area.
(9).Construction of Agbaza Street Road, Uzere,Isoko south local government area.
(10).Construction of Eboh street road ,Oleh,Isoko South local government area.
(11).Construction of Ugbavwe street road,Oghara,Ethiope west local government area.
(12). Constrution of Stephen Aghelegin Street Road ,Oghara,Ethiope west local government area.
(13).Construction of Okuefe/ugbenu/Koko road,Oghara,Ethiope west local government area. .
(14).Construction of Dugbele Street Road ,Kwale,Ndokwa west local government area.
(15).Construction of Okpai Oluchi road,Ndokwa East local government area.
(16). Construction of Township Road Obietugbo,Koko,Warrri north local government area.
(17).Donation of Boats to Riverine Communities in IJAW Ethnic Nationality.
From the blast of the whistle , DESOPADEC has identified actively, timely and robustly with the needs of its host communities in not a few areas. This should not surprise any development agent when viewed against its sacred statutory mandate of developing these areas with its share of the constitutionally guaranteed .
(1).Completed Okobaro palace in Ughievwen Kingdom in ughelli South L.G.A.
(2).Completed Edion hall in okpe kingdom by DESOPADEC in partnership with Okpe Traditional Council (OTC),Ororokpe,Okpe L.G.A.
(3).Completed Aviara Ultra modern Civic center ,Aviara ,Isoko South L.G.A.
(4).Completed Ultra modern Abalagada Civic center ,Ndokwa East L.G.A.
(5).Renovated DESOPADEC Skill Acquisition center Afisere,Ughelli North .
(6).Ongoing Construction of Isoko house, Oleh,Isoko south L.G.A.
(7).Phase 1: Perimeter fencing and Gate house in Urhobo Ultral modern cultural center ,Uvwiamuge,Agbarho,Ughelli north.
(8).Ongoing Construction of DESOPADEC Skills acquisition center in Umutu,Ndokwa.
(9).Construction of kitchen with Dinning hall at Remand home (Detention center)Sapele,Sapele L.G.A.
(10).Provision of two (2) 11kva Transformers in Ogbe-Ijor ,warri south west local government area.
(11).Construction of Ultra modern Civic Center At Emu Ebendo,Ndokwa west.
(12).provision of solar powered water scheme In Utagba Uno ,Ndokwa west local government area.
(13).Provision of solar power water scheme in Umunor Ossisa ,Ndokwa west local government area.
(14).Police Obervatory Tower,Nigeria Police force headquarters ,Asaba.