Take A Tour Of Gbagi’s Exquisite Villa
Oginibo, is a community located in Ughelli south local government area of Delta State, houses one of the monstrous structures, which was built over 30 years ago with state of the art facilities, belonging to a ex minister of State for Education and governorship confident, Olorogun Barr. Kenneth Gbagi.
As seen in the pictures the building is painted with grey colour with a touch of white, sits at the extreme of the over two hectares of land, it has a transparent entrance gate, painted with white, with a passage leading the building.
From the transparent gate, the overwhelming building, tiled from bottom to the top at the right, comprises a security house and a chapel, commissioned on June 18, 2015, by the incumbent governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.
Behind the security house and chapel, lay a seven Executive Car Park for his God-given exortic cars, Very Important Personalities (VIPs) and other guests which is under construction. The view from the left side of the entrance, lay a long tennis court, where lovers of the game gather together to enjoy the sport and engage in body building activities. These have drawn sports men and women to the museum-like building for tourists and other foreigners.
The minister’s home which one could describe as a home away from home, for people who need a relaxation center, is well laned from the gate with natural grasses along with interlock and bricks, which define a clear path for vehicles and others.
Naturally, the compound has four ponds where fishes of all kinds are
trained, serving as tourist site and edible if the need arises.
Gbagi, taking care of business of the majority, and a grassroot politician for that matter, has a lobby situated at the left hand side of the superb building where guests are usually received and entertained.
The structure is known to have a decent landscape, flower trees which guves shade for anyone to receive natural air and able to make one an architect and good designer irrespective of one’s profession.
Once more, another building houses his office, with foreign touch, comprises a guest setting, a conference table and one of his office settings and a library with office for workers.
Close to this building, is the first storey building built about 27 years ago before the current building which casts a look at you like a scrupture.
At the extreme right hand, are two buildings containing 12 bedsitters each, for his teeming guests.
At this juncture, one is compelled to say that these infrastructures were built by this humble, hardworking and unblemished “trader” cum politician with impeccable character.
Close to one of the guest buildings, is a large swimming pool which is under full scale rehabilitation.
Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, known by yet unborn children, has relocated back home to his Oginibo hometown seven years ago, to live among his people.This imposing edifice has about six sitting rooms, a gym facility and another law office.
At this point, it will be nice to put on record that ex executives and legislative leaders of the state, created on 27 August 1991, when the old Bendel State was seperated into Edo and Delta States, do not have this kind of large building. The former administrators and governors are Luke Chijiuba Ochulor, administrator 28 August 1991 to January 1992, he was the a military administrator. Felix Ibru, Governor January 1992 to November 1993 under the Social Democratic Party (SDP).Abdulkadir Shehu, acting administrator 17 November 1993 to 10 December 1993, military. Bassey Asuquo, administrator 10 December 1993 to 26 September 1994. He was a military administrator.Ibrahim Kefas, administrator 26 September 1994 to 22 August 1996, military. John Dungs, administrator 22 August 1996 to 12 August 1998, military. Walter Feghabo, administrator 12 August 1998 to 29 May 1999, military. Chief James Onanefe Ibori, Governor between 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007, under the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan , Governor , 29 May 2007 to 29 May 2015, PDP. If Olorogun Barrister Kenneth Gbagi could raise this imposing edifice with personal income, having not ascended the seat of government, one can just however envision how he would help Delta state when he arises governor come 2023.