The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret’d.) has approved N80billion for the reconstruction of the failed Sapele-Benin road and the Amukpe-Agbor-Uromi road.
The Deputy President of the Senate and APC governorship candidate in Delta, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, disclosed this, on Monday, in a meeting with members of the Christian Council of Nigeria, which held in Sapele.
He said, recently, with the reconstitution of the NDDC board, Buhari had ordered that N500billion of the commission that was frozen be released for development projects and the sum of N80billion was approved when he pleaded with the President to consider the Sapele-Benin road and the Amukpe-Agbor road.
He assured the CCN that if elected governor he would create an enabling environment for companies that have left Delta State as a result of insecurity and other factors to return.
“When I become governor in May 29, 2023 I will not wait for the Federal Government before constructing strategic roads in Delta and ensuring the implementation of the local content law so as to provide job opportunities for our youths,” he said.
Speaking concerning the issue of the APC presidential Muslim-Muslim ticket, Omo-Agege explained that, “we want power for development and progress. That’s what we use power for.”
“Tinubu has a wife who is a Pastor and if he could not islamise his wife, how would he be able to islamise other Nigerians?
“I believe that after eight years of Buhari it is only fair and equitable for power to move to the South. I put all my strength into it. Governors of the APC supported it. All governors of Southern Nigeria supported it, met and signed a communique in Asaba. Okowa read the communique.
“But no sooner had that been done, during the PDP national congress, Okowa asked delegates of Delta to vote for a northerner. Yet, he is the one crying about a Muslim-Muslim ticket. The same Okowa that said take the presidency back to the North, just give me vice president?
“The focus should be who can bring development to our people. Okowa who is a Christian has he changed anything, are Deltans not crying?”
The CCN which is comprised of Baptist, Anglican, Methodist, African Church and the Church of the Lord (Aladura), is spread across the 25 local government areas of Delta State.