By Godspower Edoza
The Pere of Gbararmatu Kingdom, Oboro-Gbaraun 11, Aketekpe, Agadagba, Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State and the Olaja-Orori of Ugborodo Clan, at the weekend, urged the Federal Government to kick-start the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko without further delay.
They both spoke at the palace of the Pere of Gbararmatu Kingdom at Oporoza when the Olaja-Orori of Ugborodo Clan and his entourage visited the Gbararmatu monarch.
According to them, the establishment of the Nigerian Maritime University will bring rapid development to the area and the entire Niger Delta Region.
They advised investors to take advantage of the prevailing peace in the area to carry out their legitimate businesses.
They also implored the State and Federal Governments to ensure the immediate take-off of the Ogidigben Gas Revolution Industrial Park (GRIP) and the Gbaramatu Deep seaport which, together, make up the celebrated Export processing zone (EPZ) project, whose groundbreaking ceremony was done by the former President Jonathan’s administration early 2015
They warned those they described as enemies of progress to steer clear from the affairs of Gbararmatu Kingdom and that of Ugborodo and resolved to continue to work for peaceful coexistence in the area.
According to them, “Now that we have lasting peace in the area, we do not want any third party to come in between us and cause unnecessary trouble. We are peace-loving people and we are not going to allow ourselves to be used by enemies of progress to engage in a needless war. We do not want fight, but development in our area.
“This historic visit is a tremendous achievements by both parties in the process of bringing lasting peace, unity and togetherness in the area. This visit is meant to cement our cordial relationship and we will continue to promote peaceful coexistence because without peace, no development can take place.”
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