The Federal Government has expressed its commitment to redress the inequalities in the Niger Delta region by improving the lives of the people.
This was stated on Tuesday by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, during the commissioning and handing over of a block of six classrooms at Uwheru Town, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State to the state government.
He was represented by the Director, Economic Empowerment, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Philip Ndiomu.
The Minister was quoted as saying “the construction of block of classrooms in the nine states of the region is geared towards making it accessible to the communities especially the rural areas.”
This is according to a statement issued by the Director, Press and PR, Deworitshe Patricia, on Wednesday.
The statement said, “Akpabio pointed out that it is one of the gains and achievements recorded under the Change Agenda of the Federal Government and the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. He noted that two other blocks of classrooms are now completed and also being commissioned at Nneise in Imo and Tombia in Bayelsa state respectively.
“He revealed that all aspects of the construction of the project were awarded to the indigenous and local contractors noting that the construction process has benefitted the community through the created employment opportunities for the youths of the host and neighbouring communities.
“Senator Akpabio stressed that the processes involved in handling over the six-block of classrooms to the state government for sustainable operation and smooth running prolonged the commissioning process and commended the government of Delta State under the leadership of His Excellency, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa for the cooperation.
“He added that the Ministry will continue to give prompt attention to its commitment in the state by commissioning more projects like the construction of the Skill Acquisition Centre in Tuomo community, which is ongoing and will soon be completed to provide .