President Jonathan vows to perform EPZ groundbreaking on March 26


President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to perform the groundbreaking of the $16 billion Delta Gas City, Thursday, March 26, two days to the March 28 presidential polls.

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State conveyed the new date to Ijaw and Itsekiri stakeholders at a meeting at Government House, Asaba, pleading with them to maintain peace in their respective areas.

Daily Times gathered that the president would move to Bayelsa state after the groundbreaking and remain there to cast his vote for next Saturday’s elections.

It will be recalled that the Ijaw and Itsekiri nationalities recently broker truce initiated by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, of Delta State, over the $16 billion Delta Gas City project, where the trio, comprisingtheChairman of Ogidigben Export Processing Zone Committee, Mr Austin Oboroegbeyi, Ijaw leader, Chief Godspower Gbenekema and Group Executive Director, Gas and Power, NNPC, Mr David Ige, confirmed to journalists that the disagreement had been laid to rest.

Mr Oboroegbeyi told journalists at the end of the meeting presided over by Governor Uduaghan that the two nationalities have agreed on separation of the project – Gas city in Ogidigben and Deep Sea Port in Gbaramatu.


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