- The federal government has been tasked on the need to invest in the in gas industrial parks in Delta state
- The suggestion was made by the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa
- Delta state has been making efforts to maximise profits and attract investors through its gas revolution initiative
Delta state governor, Senator 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.
Governor Okowa made the call while speaking to journalists after inspecting the ongoing construction of the multi-billion naira floating market at Ogheye in Warri North council area on Friday, April 30.
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 the federal government should partner with the state government to make life more meaningful for riverside dwellers whose land contributes to the revenue of the nation.
“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 mainstay 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.”
Although an oil-rich state, the Delta state government has been focusing on the non-oil sectors in recent times.
Recall that the Delta government on Tuesday, January 12 said the Agro-Industrial Park being established in Aboh-Ogwashi in Aniocha South local government area would be a catalyst for economic transformation in the state.
The park is expected to provide agro-processing value-chain services to farmers in Delta, as authorities in the state look to go beyond oil.
Meanwhile, Governor Okowa, last year, announced that some prospective investors had indicated readiness to commit funds to the Kwale Industrial Park in Delta state.
Governor Okowa made this known after he attended the Natural Gas and Chemicals International Forum In Nanjing, China.