Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege believe the relocation of multinational oil companies from Urhoboland to other parts of Nigeria is as a result of the youth restiveness and illegal development levies in the area.
Having their say during the 2nd Urhobo Economic and Investment Summit organized by the Urhobo Economic Summit Group in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state, they said the development has also hindered economic development in Urhoboland.
According to them, the Urhobo nation have to take advantage of their comparative advantage in the area of population and geographical positioning to develop its people.
Omo Agege said, “The presence of a significant number of national industries: refinery, DSC, Otorogun gas plant, and Ogorode power station and the untapped potentials in agrobusiness, Urhoboland has the potential to be economically competitive.
“The planned revival of the Warri seaport by the Federal government will enhance the economic gains of Urhoboland and Delta State.
“We must, therefore, act decisively on the roadmap that would be agreed on at the end of this summit and I also urge the state and the federal governments, to continue to fight corruption and the bureaucratic red tapes that complicate the ease of doing business.”
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