- Governor Godwin Obaseki wants the Benin Industrial Park to benefit from the Warri-Itakpe railway project
- He made a case for an extension of the standard gauge rail track to the facility located in the Ologbo area of Edo State
- The governor made the appeal in his goodwill message at the virtual inauguration of Warr-Itakpe project on Tuesday, September 29
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Governor Godwin Obaseki has made a case for an extension of the Itakpe-Warri standard gauge to link the Benin Industrial Park in Ologbo, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of the state.
The governor made the appeal in his goodwill message at the virtual inauguration of Goodluck Jonathan Railway Complex in Agbor (Owa-Oyibu), Delta State, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said an extension of the railway line to Ologbo would help in the movement of goods from the industrial park, adding that the railway line would be a critical infrastructure to easily convey products from the Benin Industrial Park, when completed, to the northern part of the country.
“We appeal to the minister of transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi to work with us as a state to extend the rail line to the industrial park which we have commenced in the state to enable us to freight the things we produce to the northern part of the country.”
Similarly, Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, September 29 commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his bi-partisan approach to governance which he said ensured the completion of the 326-kilometre Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line.
Okowa expressed appreciation of Deltans and the people of Ika in particular, on the successful completion of the project under the watch of Buhari.
Meanwhile, 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.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that during the event where he spoke from Abuja, President Buhari urged Nigerians to support his administration's drive for the provision of infrastructure.
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