The Senator representing the Delta Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has assured the people of Okwagbe, Ughelli South, Delta State; that he has started a process to bring in core foreign investor to partner with the Federal Government in order fast track the realization of the Okwagbe river port project.
Sen. Omo-Agege stated this when he visited the proposed site of the Okwagbe port during the weekend. He noted that though the process for the commencement of work on the project site has been on for years without any appreciable progress, the Port will become a reality.
According to him, “I have commenced discussion with the Minister for Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and relevant government agencies to see how the project can take off soon, adding that in order to ensure that the project is not abandoned the foreign partners will be bringing foreign investors to finance the project.
Senator Omo-Agege who promised the people of Okwagbe in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State that if voted as a Senator, he will ensure that Okwagbe seaport project takes off, told the people that one of his primary objective is to make the seaport operational, hence his visit to the site to have first-hand information before coming with the team of investors.
Sen. Omo-Agege stated also that, “my major interest in this project is to attract development that can create jobs to our teaming unemployed youths, and also generate economic activities that will transform the Urhoboland.”
He also appealed to the community leaders and youths in the area to cooperate with the potential investors, noting that no investor would be willing to bring his money to any area where there is restiveness, urging them to see themselves as stakeholders in the seaport project.
While assuring them that all their concern will be properly addressed, he tasked the community leaders to channel their concern to him, promising that their interest will be taken care of.
Speaking earlier a community leader Chief Amigje Felix in a welcome address, commended Senator Omo-Agege for the bold step, noting that Omo-Agege is “talk Na Do,” because he has kept his campaign promise.
He added that the Urhobo nation is very proud of his contribution in the past two mouths adding that with his wealth of experience they are confident that he will give the Urhobo nation effective representation at the upper chamber.