ASABA/Nigeria: The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon (Barr.) Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, has explained that the reactivation of moribund Sea Ports in the country is the right step against poverty and underdevelopment.
The Deputy Governor said this while playing host to members of the House of Representatives, Adhoc Committee on the utilisation of the South-South and South-East Sea Ports at the Exco Chambers, Government House, Asaba.
Deacon Otuaro said “the move by the Committee to look into the remote causes of the underutilization of the sea ports is commendable. You should ensure that your effort is geared toward full utilisation of the Ports”.
He added, ” When you put to good use, it will ultimately boost the economy of host communities, states and the Nation at large, couple with jobs it will create for our people ”
He remarked further that the “coming on stream of the Warri Sea Port will strengthen the Stronger Delta Vision of Governor Okowa in the area of Job creation and increase the revenue base of the state”.
The Chairman of the Adhoc Committee, Honourable Yusuf Yakubu, said they were in Delta State to investigate the reason why the Warri Sea Port was under utilised and recommend solutions to the challenges.
Hon. Yakubu said, “it is unfortunate that most seaports in Nigeria were in bad shape, we members of the House of Representatives decided to investigate the reasons as a way of bringing them back to live as it will boost the economy of the nation, alleviate poverty and create wealth”.
He vowed that no effort will be spared in bringing the Ports on stream and sued for the cooperation of all Nigerians.
The member representing Warri North Federal constituency and vice chairman of the Adhoc Committee, Hourable Thomas Eriyetomi said, “When the Port comes alive, it will turn the economy of the state around”.