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VP Osinbajo Visits Niger Delta, Calls for Synergy to Boost Development



Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for synergy among federal, state governments and civil society organisations to solve the numerous  challenges in the Niger Delta region.

He spoke on Monday in Osceola, Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta.

The vice president who was on a fact-finding visit to some states in the Niger Delta said that the Federal Government alone could not solve all the problems in the region.

Osinbajo and his entourage were received by the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom, Oboro Gbaraun 11.

He advised governors in the region to made sufficient provisions in their annual budgets for the development of the region.

Osinbajo who tagged his visit as “We must prepare for the future” said this is the time to prepare for the future.

He said that the Niger Delta Development Commission and other commissions set up by government had not met their mandate.

“The Federal Government cannot solve the problem of Niger Delta alone,  it required the collaboration of the state,  National Assembly and CSOs,” he said.

The vice president also inspected the temporary site of the Maritime University in Kurutie, a stone thrown from Oporoza.

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta who was on the entourage, said the visit would bring changes to the region.

“I urged you to give peace a chance to bring development to our region,” he pleaded with Niger Delta youths.

The President of Ijaw Youth Council, Eradiri Udens, who spoke, assured that the Ijaw Youths would work with President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

“This visit is a confidence building visit, we will work with President Buhari,” he said.

On the entourage were Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Petroleum Minister (State), Senator James Manager, among others.

Osinbajo also toured the site of the proposed Maritime University, and had a meeting with traditional rulers in the region.

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  1. Tosin

    January 17, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Maritime U.
    Sign of aspiration
    May God help them achieve their dreams and beyond. Amen.

  2. Cutieylicious

    January 17, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Abeg is that statue of liberty? I am confused!

    • Mr.A

      January 17, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Abi oh, is that Madam Liberty?

  3. Confuzzled

    January 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Synergy. Middle management jargon that signals lack of direction.

    After over 50 years of siphoning wealth from the Niger Delta, what facts are left to be found? Nigeria must restructure or suffer.

    And I see Governor Senator Okowa is still alive. Nice.

    All in all, a disappointing outing.

  4. NG

    January 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I thought your C-in-C says there is nothing new to discover by dialogue Mr VP?
    Cosmetic pacification will not fundamentally bring development to Nigeria.
    Deeply well thought-out restructuring will speedily give us what we pretend to be such a difficult task.

    Nigeria is deeply ethnic oriented. If you want to see accelerated development, give people a sense of competition for regional block development. Stop deceiving yourselves that that this obscene unitary system disproportionately favouring the north will get us anywhere.

    See a VP. What is there to show marked respect for this office in this administration? What do we have to judge the mettle or capabilities of Osinbajo as a leader in about 2years of government? VP does not mean relegation to nothingness please. Use your office to push for justice and fairness for the country. Trying to pacify while the root is left untreated is no solution. And please don’t ask me what others before you did. You are the change government abi?

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