By Onomiguren Agbamu
Delta State Governor, Hon. Sheriff Oborewori has promised to give special attention to Warri metropolitan city of the state to advance it economy activities.
The Governor stated this in his inaugural speech as 5the Executive Governor of Delta State.
The Governor said his administration, will mark new era that will advance Delta State to greater heights in people-centred policies, human capital development, and infrastructure renewal.
He said ” with what has been achieved by the immediate past administration, the new government is poised in advancing the state through his MORE agenda”
He Specifically, noted that the Warri which is the commercial nerve centre of the State, will be given special attention under this administration , saying the process has already commenced with the establishment of Warri, Uvwie, and Environs Development Agencies.
According to his statement “Before the ongoing Storm Water Project will be completed, government will commence efforts at giving Warri and its environs a total facelift. Similarly, the ongoing rehabilitation work on the Warri Township Stadium will be expedited.
He added that the existing entrepreneurship development programmes will be sustained and expanded to encourage the creation of more small-scale businesses, thus creating jobs and, consequently, reducing crime and anti-social activities among our vibrant youth population.
He maintained that his administration will ensure the completion of all ongoing projects – roads, bridges, schools, and other physical infrastructure.
The governor said in the agricultural sector, “we shall develop the agricultural value chain, which is a major driver of sustainable economic growth. This administration will spare no effort to ensure that the development of agro-industrial parks is accelerated, given their potential to generate employment opportunities, create wealth, reduce unemployment, and improve food security.
“The recent approval of the Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA), for Koko and Kwale is a welcome development because this project has the capacity to unleash the growth potentials of the State. With the Board already in place, we shall immediately take steps to make it fully operational and attract investors to the zone.
He, therefore paid attributes to the founders and former governors of the state.
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