NASS Member advocates for more projects in Niger Delta Region… Wants rehabilitation of Federal Roads before Coastal Road

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Hon. Ngozi Okolie

The Member representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives Hon Ngozi Okolie has called on the federal government to execute more projects in the Niger Delta because of the region’s contributions to the nation’s economy.

Hon Okolie made the call while Speaking with journalists in Asaba,the Delta State capital.

Hon. Ngozi Okolie

The federal lawmaker said a state of emergency should be declared on federal roads before embarking on coastal road project affirming that a lot of lives and valuables have been lost due to bad roads while others have become den of robbers and kidnappers.

He described the relationship between the three tiers of government as robust and called on Nigerians to be patient with the policies and programmes of President Bola Tinubu.

He assured the people of Aniocha/ Oshimili of more federal presence now that the 2024 budget has become operational.

Hon Okolie said repair work has commenced on the Benin/Asaba expressway stressing that the contractor handling the Ebu/Ubiaja road project will soon be on site.

The Federal lawmaker said he was ensuring that all contracts awarded and paid for and not done before he was elected were executed in line with contractual agreements.

Hon. Ngozi Okolie

While saying that repair works in schools and solar street light in communities in Aniocha /Oshimili will kick off in earnest, he gave assurance that apart from pursuing bills and motions to fast track all round development in his constituency,issues of youth and women empowerment will be vigorously entrenched.

Hon Okolie congratulated Governor Sheriff Oborevwori on his one year in office describing his performance as phenomenon.

He said Governor Oborevwori has been able to carry members of other political parties along in addition to giving equal development to all parts of the state.

On the state of the Labour Party at the federal and state levels,the federal lawmaker said the party was intact and was ready to entrench positive change in the country.

He said Labour party was ready for the forthcoming Local Government elections in Delta and called on the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission DSIEC to give all a level playing field by upholding transparency,accountability and fairness.

He lauded anyone who has attracted projects to the constituency for their efforts promising to put the interest of the people of Aniocha/Oshimili above personal interest.

To those aiding and abetting crime and criminality in the constituency, he advised them to desist or be ready to contend with the law as peace was a springboard for development.