As President Muhammadu Buhari visits Warri, the commercial capital of Delta state on Thursday (January 17, 2019), as part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) electioneering campaigns to the south-south geo-political zone of the country, a member of the Delta State APC Campaign Council and Coordinator of Warri South West Local Government Area for Chief Great Ogboru Governorship Campaign Organisation, Hon. Jude Gbaboyor Akpodubakaye, has called on youths in the Niger Niger to secure their future by voting massively for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16, 2019 Presidential polls.
Speaking with newsmen in Warri on Wednesday, the APC Coordinator drew the attention of the youths in the region to the N50 billion approval by President Buhari for dredging and upgrading of the old Warri Seaport, with a view making the port become viable for better usage in order to decongest the Lagos ports that were already being overstretched.
He hinted that the dredging work on the Warri port channel which was completed recently would create several direct and indirect jobs for the youths in Delta state and by extension the entire Niger Delta region.
The Niger Delta activist noted that with the concessioning of the old Warri port, it is expect that new vessels will be calling at the port which implies that boom of economic activities which will engage the youths meaningfully.
“Seaport activities constitute important socio-economic transactions in terms of development and integration in international trade.
“The ongoing efforts by the APC administration to transform the old Warri seaport is expected to play an important role in strengthening economic growth in Delta state and the Niger Delta region”, he maintained.