Did Gov. Uduaghan leave a legacy in Delta?


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By Kparobo Ehvwubare
As a writer with socio-political interest, I have not failed to rescue and same confront some of our ruinous and ravenous political persecutors, right in their dens. Lately, the writer in me went into his cave and guess what; many pundits believed that I have been settled or warned by some political juntas, to with threat or shelve my swords to get political appointment. It is salient I state here that lovers of my pen know that I am not a saint but getting things right at the right time is paramount in the society we found ourselves.
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Recently there were murmurs from all quarters that Emmanuel Uduaghan could not mention some of his legacies as former governor of Delta State, that fateful day one of my friends in government house put a call across to me that my boss (Uduaghan) could not mention some of his footprints in Delta State when he was invited to Channels television program (Hardcopy).

Immediate I told him that Uduaghan legacies in Delta State are abound, that he did not listened to Uduaghan well during the interview.
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Curious to get what exactly Uduaghan said in the said interview, I tried to get it online with my phone and listened to him. After listening to him carefully, it was done on me that what Udaughan said in the interview was misinterpreted by many.

One of the roles of my profession (journalism) is to educate people and interpret what people could not easily understand with their layman statue and that I will do justice to in this piece for haters not to quote Gov. Uduaghan out of proportion.

Emmanuel Uduaghan in the said interview explained that he left a lot of footprints in Delta as a governor that the one that is very dear to his heart was that of ‘maternal and child health scheme’, which the present administration was not paying attention to.

Uduaghan approach to health sector:
Uduaghan is a medical doctor on call duty in politics. In his eight years as governor of Delta State, he never abandoned his first love. Rather Uduaghan a 1980 graduate of Medicine from the University of Benin saw it as another opportunity to practice his profession at a higher level.

As an obstetrician and gynecologist, his experience as a private medical practitioner was to shape the health sector policy.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Uduaghan was never tired to share his experience to drive home his point on why he is so passionate about maternal and child health, which was a pain for him seeing his footprint in the health sector in the State, especially that which is very dear to him (maternal and child health), being truncated hence resounding it during the Channels interview.

Uduaghan legacies in the health sector worthy to mention include; conception/completion of Delta State University Teaching Hospital, Oghara. Emmanuel Uduaghan and Dr. Agbedia of blessed memory were the brain behind the Teaching Hospital we are seeing today. The renovation and re-equipping of Eku Baptist Government Hospital, Warri Centre Hospital, recruitment of foreign consultants in DELSUTH for apt diagnosis, building of health center in rural communities amongst others were all hand work of a single man who saw the passionate need to ameliorate the sufferings of Deltans accessing quality health service.

It is my most humble appeal to Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa led administration to sustain Uduaghan legacies for Deltans. May God help us.
To be continue in the next episode in other sectors.

Kparobo Ehvwubare wrote from Oghara-Delta State. Email: marksbare@gmail.com or 07054455869 (sms only).


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