Okowa to revive economic activities in Delta
"The decline in social and economic activities in Warri has negatively impacted on the economy of Delta state and Nigeria in General." These were the tone of the words of the governor of Delta state Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa while declaring open the first Warri Economic summit, aimed at repositioning the city through the maritime sector by creating an enabling environment for business.
Speaking at the capacity-filled auditorium with the audience which includes the immediate past Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, royal fathers, religious leaders, resource persons and government functionaries, governor Okowa spoke on the need to restore economic stability.
On their part, the immediate past governor, the host and council chairman Mr. Michael Tidi and the former NIMASA Director General Mr. Temisan Omatseye who was the keynote speaker harp on maritime challenges and proactive measures in reviving the city.
In finding the last solution to the revival of Warri, the governor promised a robust partnership with the youths in placing the city in its rightful place.
Meanwhile, with the Federal Government approval for the dredging of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Warri, the city which was once referred to as the oil city will be a force in the maritime sector thereby impacting on the economy of Nigeria.
Report by Dele Fasan