November 29, 2021

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Okowa tasks FG on Gas Revolution Industrial Park

Delta Governor, Sen. (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the Federal Government to activate work on the Gas Revolution Industrial Park project in Ogidigben and ensure that its essence is achieved.

Okowa made the call while speaking to journalists after inspecting ongoing construction of the multi-billion naira Floating Market at Ogheye in Warri North Council Area on Friday.

He said that the Gas Revolution Industrial Park project had been delayed for too long and urged the Federal Government to immediately look into the issues surrounding the delay.

The governor stated that the project had huge economic value to the nation and the Niger Delta, adding that Federal Government should partner the state government to make life more meaningful for riverside dwellers whose land contribute to the revenue of the nation.

He said “the government should do everything to encourage the coastal people more to provide a more conducive environment for the production of the oil that is the main stay of the economy of this nation.

“I use this opportunity to call on the Federal Government to ensure that the Gas Revolution Industrial Park project is brought alive.

“For too long we have spoken about it; several meetings were held and plans were put in place. Whatever that is holding it back, it is important that the Federal Government takes a very serious look at it and come forth with a workable plan that will enable them take off

“We will continue to call on the Federal Government to rise up to the occasion to partner the state to ensure that we develop our riverside areas.”

On the floating market, Okowa said it was approved by the previous administration but that the process was slow and the contractor couldn’t achieve much.

He thanked the people of the riverine community for giving peace a chance, assuring that government will continue to partner with them to do more.