Oborevwori’s development plan for Warri ‘ll create jobs, attract investments – Oghenesivbe
Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Chairman, Coalition for Media Politics and Governance, CMPG, Olorogun Barr Fred Latimore Oghenesivbe, has said that Delta state governor, Rt Hon (Elder) Sheriff Francis Oborevwori’s inaugural speech gave him out as a pragmatic leader, who is ready and willing to upscale the scope of commercial activities in the state through multifaceted infrastructure development.
Oghenesivbe made the assertion on Wednesday while speaking as a guest of Quest Radio and Television combined live public affairs programme in Ughelli, and monitored across the state.
He said the governor’s planned focus on developing Warri as the commercial nerve of the state, will open up local and foreign investments, facilitate federal government attention in revamping Warri and Koko Ports, adding that if Warri bounces back in commercial terms, it will create jobs and at the same time boost revenue earnings for the state and for the private sector players.
And on Agricultural sector, he noted that the immediate past governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, CON, laid a good foundation, especially in oil palm produce and others, which governor Oborevwori promised to build upon, and in doing this, Oghenesivbe advised government to inject funds into the sector through organized farmers cooperative societies across the state.
He said procurement of modern machineries and tools by government to assist farmers in mechanized farming will go a long way to boost the Agriculture sector, while organized cooperative societies are to ensure repayment of loans and/or grants for sustainable public-private partnership.
Oghenesivbe suggested that the Youth Agriculture Entrepreneurship Programme (YAGEP) should be well funded to complement Farmers Cooperative societies efforts in the sector, adding that self sufficiency in food production is key to the prosperity and wellbeing of the people.
Speaking further, he commended governor Oborevwori for directing petrol dealers and marketers in the state to maintain the status quo in pump price of fuel, so as not to inflict economic hardship and high cost of transportation on residents in the state before the actual commencement date of fuel subsidy removal.
Oghenesivbe assured that governor Oborevwori, being a caring leader with street credibility, he shall continue to do the needful to advance Delta through his M.O.R.E agenda, continually be on the side of the masses and the good people of Delta State.
“The inaugural address of our brand new Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Francis Oborevwori, was remarkable and inspiring.
“More importantly, his promise to give Warri the needed prime attention in terms of infrastructure development to enhance commercial activities came at the right time.
“Developing Warri and it’s environs will not only create wealth and jobs, it will inject life into the city, attract local and direct foreign investments, encourage the federal government to speedily revamp Warri and Koko Ports for massive imports and exports commercial activities that will also boost revenue earnings for the state and for private sector players.
“The inaugural address increased hope for a better tomorrow for all Deltans, and a pointer to the fact that governor Oborevwori is warming up to fulfil his electioneering campaigns promises to the good people of Delta State,” Oghenesivbe assured.