Niger Delta: Osinbajo reveals 3 facts about FG's latest plans

Niger Delta: Osinbajo reveals 3 facts about FG's latest plans

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo arrived Akure to attend national council meeting on Niger Delta to deliver the keynote address at the event.

Osinbajo also announced the approval of the release of N2 billion for the take-off the Maritime University during the visit on Tuesday, September 12.

Below are some facts he revealed about the visit, according to a Facebook post made by Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant on media and publicity to the vice president.

1. Purpose of the visit

The vice president said: "As you know, this is the last of the oil producing communities that I have been visiting in the last few months.

"Igbokoda in Ilaje Local Government, the oil producing community in this state have also, naturally, demanded a visit, so we are completing the round of visits to the oil producing communities with this particular visit, so it is one of the consultations with the oil producing communities."

2. Implementation

When asked when the people's demands will be met, Osinbajo said: "Every one of them is being implemented and they are being implemented incrementally.

"For example we said we were going to open the Maritime University and we are opening in October.

"We have said we are going to do modular refineries; we have released the guidelines and licenses are being issued. We are engaging with the communities, we are engaging with the state governments."

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3. Contracts

In conclusion, he said: "We have talked about getting power to Ilaje Local Government, the contract has been awarded, N600 million has been paid.

"This is a project that has been abandoned for over 10 years but we are doing it and ensuring that power comes to this Local Government Area and to this community.

"So, everything is being done, it is incremental but we are taking them step by step. The Ogoni clean up as you know, has already started."

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Osinbajo was accompanied by Usani Usani, minister of Niger Delta affairs, was received on arrival by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Also on the vice president's entourage is Claudius Daramola, minister of state, Niger Delta affairs, and Victor Udoma, chairman, Niger Delta development commission.

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Source: Naij.com

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