By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Chibuike Rotimy Amaechi has said that the youth in Warri and its environs should ensure the new sea port project which the federal government is set to build in pessu area of Warri, Delta State to goes on smoothly when it takes off.
The Minister said this on thursday November 14, 2019, in Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State when he came in company of the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo, SAN, Director General, National Directorate of Employment, to empower 1,700 women and youths with starter packs, micro enterprise enhancement loan and resettlement packages in the state under the National Directorate of Employment empowerment programme.
Amaechi said, ”the federal government is set to build a new Sea Port in pessu and a similar one in Bonny , Bonny local government area, Rivers state, the sea port will gulp 800 million dollars each.
“ We are building a brand new Sea Port in Pessu, it will cost 800 million dollars. When you stop them from working you are losing such a huge investment where the entire community can be contractors , some can supply sand .
”There is also the Bonny sea Port that is coming . The best thing to do is to allow the development. Imagine the companies that have left Warri, let the Sea Port project go on smoothly “, he appealed.
The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Keyamo said the federal government was in a hurry to lift millions of Nigerians away from poverty, adding that with what they were giving out as empowerment in the early stage of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, Deltans should imagine more that will come in the next few years.
Among items given to women and youths across the entire local government areas at the Petroleum Training Institute conference Centre, were sewing machines, knitting machines , welding machines and so on. They were also given cash empowerment.