Ijaws ask Buhari to resume work on EPZ project to address hardship, unemployment

Ijaw Indigenes in the Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the need to order the resumption of work on the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) project in Escravos area of the local government council as a clear solution by the Federal Government to solve issues of unemployment and economic recession.

The concerned Ijaw Indigenes, under the aegis of the Warri Ijaw Peace Monitoring Group (WIPMG), noted that though the Export Processing Zone project already possesses two components of Gas City at Ogidigben and Deep Seaport at Gbaramatu, all President Mohammadu Buhari needed to do is to direct resumption of work and the land for both components of the project is ready to start construction and coupling of machines.

The Chairman of the Warri Ijaw Peace Monitoring Group (WIPMG), Patrick Bigha, who signed the letter made available to SHIPS & PORTS DAILY yesterday said the project was capable of engaging 150,000 workers at the construction level and five million workers on completion.

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