- Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the completion of the Warri-Itakpe rail project
- Governor Okowa expressed appreciation of Deltans on the successful completion of the project under the watch of Buhari
- The governor also called for collaboration between the federal government and states to provide adequate security cover for the rail line
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Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, September 29 commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his bi-partisan approach to governance which he said engendered the completion of the 326-kilometre Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line.
Okowa gave the commendation at the inauguration of the commercial operations of the facility and the railway ancillary facility yard at the Goodluck Jonathan railway complex, Owa-Oyibu n Ika northeast local government area of Delta state.
Okowa expressed appreciation of Deltans and the people of Ika in particular, on the successful completion of the project under the watch of Buhari.
“Deltans are excited that this day has come. Ika nation is glad of the recognition accorded former President Goodluck Jonathan in naming the railway complex in Owa-Oyibu after him.
“We are excited as a people because the rail line has strong potential for stimulating socio-economic activities and bringing succour to low-income earners.
“It is imperative that the federal government in collaboration with the states provide adequate security cover for this rail line corridor.”
Meanwhile, the minister of transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has stated that 90 per cent of the Warri- Itakpe railway project is domiciled in the Niger Delta region.
Amaechi said 9 out of 11 stations of the railway were in Delta and Edo states, while two were in Kogi, noting that it is an indictment on naysayers who say Buhari has done nothing for the Niger Delta region.
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