Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, has urged the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to collaborate with state governments to ensure the region benefits from quality projects in the administration of President Bola Tinubu.
Oborevwori stated this when he received on courtesy visit the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Hon. Abubakar Momoh, and his delegation at Government House, Asaba.
The governor said that such collaboration was necessary to improve the living conditions of the people of the region.
“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,” Oborevwori said.
He said he was happy with Momoh’s appointment because he (the minister) is from the region and would want to do something that he would be remembered for.
“You are already aware of the pains and challenges we are passing through because you have said it all but it’s not just about knowing the challenges and not dealing with them. You may know what is happening and not dealing with the challenges. You have passed through the road to Port Harcourt, the whole area is bad,” the governor said.
“This region produces the highest wealth that we use in running this country, so attention ought to be paid to the region.
“This is the opportunity you have to put the records straight; those that are going to be in charge, whether contractors or those giving out the contracts, should do the right thing because what is causing this problem is shortcut,” he said.
Oborevwori urged Momoh, as a Minister for the Niger Delta, to do his best to ensure that the region gets the best in terms of road projects, security, shore protection, youth empowerment, among others.