Escravos dredging of benefit to Delta, says Okowa


Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, says the Federal Government’s approval for the dredging of the Escravos Bay to open up Warri Port would greatly benefit the people of the state.

Okowa stated this on Wednesday at the state government’s quarterly media briefing in Asaba.

He said, “The award of contract for the dredging of the Escravos Bar is of economic importance and is good for all Deltans and for the common man.

“So I don’t hope that any youth will truncate the process.”

Okowa reaction comes on the heels of reported skirmishes by some Ilaje youths allegedly aimed at stalling the project.

The governor said that the state government would engage all stakeholders to ensure a peaceful take-off and completion of the project, expected to benefit the state economically.