Buhari approves N80bn for reconstruction of Edo and Delta highways


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of N80 billion for the reconstruction of Sapele/Benin Road and Amukpe/Agbor/Uromi Road, all in Edo and Delta states.

Vice President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agerevealed this at a meeting with members of the Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), in Sapele, Delta state, on Monday.

Mr. Omo-Agege, who is the All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Delta state, recalled how he was determined to ensure that the project, which he said had been awarded earlier for redevelopment, was completed when he took office as deputy. president of the senate

With the reconstitution of the NDDC board, he explained, Mr. Buhari ordered that N500 billion of the commission that was frozen be released for development projects and the sum of N80 billion was approved when he (Omo-Agege) pleaded with him the president to consider the Sapele/Benin Road and Amukpe/Agbor/Uromi Road.

He also blamed Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for failing to develop Delta State.

Mr. Omo-Agege assured that, if elected, he would create an environment conducive to the return of companies that left the state as a result of insecurity and other factors.

“When I become governor on May 29, 2023, I will not wait for the federal government to build strategic highways in Delta and ensure implementation of the local content law to provide job opportunities for our youth,” he said in quoted statements. a statement from Ima Niboro, Director of Communications and Media Strategy for the Delta APC Campaign Council.

Omo-Agege called on residents not to worry about the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC presidential candidates because the party “wants power for development and progress.”

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“That is why we use power. Tinubu has a wife who is a pastor and if he couldn’t Islamize his wife, how could he Islamize other Nigerians?” he said. “I think that after eight years of Buhari it is fair and equitable that power is shifted to the south. I put all my strength into it. The APC governors supported him.”

The focus, he added, should be who can bring development to the people.

Earlier, the president of the Christian Council of Nigeria, Delta State chapter, Jonathan Iwhiwhu, highlighted the Church’s contribution to development and called for assistance in terms of building a secretariat and an official bus.

He advocated that policies that have a negative impact on the church’s economic enterprises, such as schools, should be moderated when he becomes governor.

Mr. Iwhiwhu also called for the provision of job opportunities for the youth of the church as a reward for their support of his election as governor.

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