- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has called for the resuscitation of Warri Port
- The governor urged the federal government to revive Warri Port and other sea ports to boost the nation’s economy
- Okowa also assured of his administration’s commitment to meeting the yearnings of the Delta people through projects
Delta governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has called for the resuscitation of Warri Port, saying it is a key factor to the economic development of the state and the nation.
The governor made the statement when the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli I, visited him in Asaba on Wednesday, August 14.
He opined that with the congestion of the ports in Lagos, the federal government should revive Warri Port and other sea ports to boost the nation’s economy.
His words: “There is no doubt that the Warri port is a key economical factor for our state and the nation; the earlier we get it working the better for us.
“It is in the best interest of this nation to expand, create and develop port facilities because, Lagos ports are already congested and more ports mean more boost to our economy.”
The governor used the occasion to inform the Warri monarch of his administration’s commitment to meeting the yearnings of the people through projects that would impact positively on them.
He said: “I want to thank you for the partnership that exists between your kingdom and the state government.
“This partnership has helped the traditional council to grow and work together with the state government and it has made for a very peaceful state.
“I have made it very clear that political appointees must go back home to pay their loyalties to their traditional rulers, work with them because, they cannot work from Asaba and not liaise with their traditional rulers and the kingdoms.
“This is very important in our commitment to execute projects in consultation with the monarchs and constituents.”
Earlier, the monarch had congratulated the governor on his electoral victory and thanked him for the appointments given to Itsekiri sons and daughters in his administration.
He assured the governor that he would ensure that peace reigned in Itsekiri kingdom to engender development.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa has said accountability is an indispensable tool of management and hallmark of his administration and charged all political appointees to embrace it.
The governor stated this recently in Asaba, the state capital, at the inauguration of the board of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) and Local Government Services Commission.
While congratulating the appointees, he specifically urged members of the board of DESOPADEC to ensure that projects were executed according to the needs of the people.
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