Okowa hails Buhari Presidency over peace in Niger Delta
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa on Friday hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s government for the current peace in the Niger Delta region.
He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said “If you find out in the past few months there has been peace in Delta state so I wanted to appreciate his visit to Delta state because that definitely helped us in the peace process.”
Speaking further on the Niger Delta, he said “Definitely it’s very peaceful and we will continue to consolidate on the peace.”
He also commended the Senate for the Maritime university Okerenkoko bill that passed third reading in the Upper legislative chamber.
“Just Friday the bill for the Maritime University Okerenkoko passed third reading at the Senate that is definitely a very strong plus for us.
“We are also aware that a committee has been set up led by the Minister of Education, my Deputy Governor is part of the committee to work out the processes to enable the Maritime university take off in October. It’s a step in the right direction so I came to appreciate him and to discuss some other issues with him.” he said
On the progress on the Modular refineries, he said “I think the process are being put in place, you realise that the President has talked a lot about it and I believe the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and the NNPC have been working in that direction.
“You know it’s not something that you can just bring up all in one day or in one month, I believe that the processes are being put in place to ensure that we have some of them in some of our communities in the creeks and in the Niger Delta generally,” he said.