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Delta Gas City Project Will See The Light Of The Day – Okowa

Posted: Nov 9, 2015 at 4:06 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
By Felix Igbekoyi
Correspondent, Asaba
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has assured that with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) backing, the Gas City Project would see the light of the day.
The Governor who spoke when Elders and Leaders of Delta South Senatorial District paid him a solidarity cum thank you visit at the Government House, Asaba, he expressed joy that the Gas City project in the state was on-going.
According to the Governor, with the dwindling revenue from oil, it was important to boost investors’ confidence to enable them come to the state to shore up its revenue base, assuring that all Boards for parastatals would be constituted and made functional before Christmas, Governor Okowa observed that the boards were created by law and his administration would stick to the rule of law in governing the state.
Senator Okowa disclosed that with the setting in of the dry season, construction of roads and classrooms would commence with the available resources which he reiterated would be accountably and transparently managed in the overall interests of Deltans.
“I want to plead with Deltans to give peace a chance so that investors can come into the state; Delta State is a place that must be investor’s friendly so that most of the investors coming into the country will invest here,” he said, adding, “I want to thank Warri South-West local government for the peace we have enjoyed in that area, they should continue to maintain it for the sake of the Gas City because both the Federal Government and the NNPC are still very much interested in delivering that project.”
The Governor continued, “security in the state is good but, we need some improvement, a stakeholders meeting would be held very soon in the state because, Delta State will go back to what it used to be – the business hub of the country and this requires the cooperation of everybody as it is in our best interest to get more investors to the state to create jobs for our youths.”
He lauded the people of Delta South Senatorial District for their support, assuring that he won the elections based on the support from all Deltans and called on is opponents during the elections, to sheath their swords and join him in moving the state forward.
Corroborating, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, Deputy Governor, thanked the people of Delta South Senatorial district for their unflinching support for Governor Okowa’s administration, disclosing that the administration will continue to address the challenges facing the people with a bid to make the state better both for investors and the residents.
Senator James Manager who spoke at the occasion had told Governor Okowa that they were on a solidarity cum thank you visit, observing the Governor did not only choose his Deputy from Delta South Senatorial District but gave key appointments to the people of the area with assurance that more developmental projects will get to the people.