By DAPO FALADE
Niger Delta Emerging Youths Initiative, a pro-Niger Delta group, has applauded Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege for his timely intervention to remedy the bad Sapele/Ologbo/ Benin axis of the East-West federal highway.
National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Felix Akpoyibo, gave the
commendation in a statement on Sunday, nothing that passengers have been having hectic time using the road for the past 18 months.
He thanked God that the Deputy Senate President intervened by drawing the federal government attention towards the remediation of the bad sections of the road, especially the Benin/Sapele bye pass, Ologbo axis, Koko Kunction and other sections of the Warri/Sapele Road that were worn out.
“We thank him for his intervention. It is very shameful and embarrassing that Niger Delta that produces the milk for the nation suffers such level of federal government neglect.
“We use this opportunity to call on the Federal Government, as a matter of urgency, to put all federal parastatals and agencies within the Niger Delta region under the watch of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, as the highest elected political office holder in the
“He might not be as rich as other former governors from the region, but he has integrity and the vision to lead the region.
“We also state that as a matter of urgency, the proceeds of natural
resources in all the states in Nigeria such as gold, bitumen should be
transferred to the federal (central) account as being demanded by Omo-Agege for the purpose of equity and justice,” he said.