From: Paul Osuyi, Asaba
Youths from oil-rich Ugborodo-Escravos community in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State have promised to collaborate with the Federal Government to ensure the smooth execution of the $20 billion Gas Revolution Industrial Park (GRIP) project, Ogidigben.
National Chairman of Ugborodo Youth Association, Mr. Ofe Nene, who gave the assurance, said activation of the project was one of the issues canvassed by the people during the fact finding visit to Delta State by the Acting President Yemi Osibanjo.
He expressed delight over the project, maintaining that the project is multi-faceted in terms of its benefits, as both the immediate communities, the council, state and federal governments as well as the international community are all partakers.
“Ugborodo youths have since embraced the project and had always shown great concern towards it execution as they envisaged that the project would reduce the rate of unemployment in the state,” he declared.
While decrying the pitiable state of growth in Escravos communities, despite the huge revenue earnings from the area, the youuth leader said the project was a welcome development, adding that it would further enhance the people’s confidence in the Federal Government.
“The expected gainful employments of the people would immensely curb restiveness among the youths and in turn promote sustained peace and security in the locality that will guarantee sustainable development,” Ofe added.
He advised foreign investors to open their hearts and work amicably with the host communities to complete the project.