Minister promises to partner Niger Delta govs for peace, development

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Abubakar Momoh, has promised to partner with governors in the region to bring about peace and development.

The minister made the promise on Saturday when he visited Delta State governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, at the Government House, in Asaba.

He said: “As governors of the states you are the authority and custodians of the states and as far as the Ministry is concerned, we need to collaborate with the governors of the states in order to bring about development and peace to the Niger Delta region.

“We are here to carry out the assignment of President Bola Tinubu of the renewed hope agenda with eight presidential priorities of Mr President which if fully pursued vigorously Nigeria will be better for it.

“We have directed the NDDC on how to partner with state governments in order to target major projects executed across the Niger Delta and if the Ministry can come together with the state governments to identify some of these areas, I believe that we will do better than we were doing before.”

In his remarks, Oborevwori urged the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to collaborate with state governments to ensure that the region benefits from quality projects in the administration of President Bola Tinubu.

The governor, while congratulating the minister on his appointment, said such collaboration was necessary in order to improve the living conditions of the people of the region.

He said: “A few days ago I received the Minister of Works, Engr David Umahi who was here to look at the state of the federal roads in the State. He saw for himself the state of the Warri-Benin Road and also the East-West Road.

“I am happy for your appointment because you are somebody from this region and I know that when you appoint somebody from the region he will do something that he will be remembered for.

“You are already aware of the pains and challenges we are passing through because you have said it all but its not just about knowing the challenges and not dealing with them.”

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