Delta State Safe for Investors to Do Business – Djeba
By Francis Sadhere
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Foreign Relation, Mr. Oma Djeba has reiterated that the state was very safe for investors to come in and do business, just as he stressed that the State Government under the administration of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, was committed to finishing strong in all aspects of governance.
Djeba, in company of the British High Commission in Abuja, Mr. Edward Dunn stated this at Nana College, Warri, after a tour of some of the state government projects in Warri, Sapele and Oghara.
According to the commissioner, the tour of some facilities within Warri and its environs was borne out of the need to let the world know that the state was conducive and secured for foreign investors to come in and invest their money.
He said the projects embarked upon by the state government had shown its readiness and determination to take the state to the next level.
“The works that we have seen in all the places we have visited has shown the determination of his Excellency the governor, to take our state to the next level. All these are a line with the philosophy of finishing strong and building a Delta beyond oil which is enshrined in his three point agenda of peace and security, human capital development and infrastructural development,” he said.
Djeba, a former Delta State Information Commissioner, said Governor Uduaghan has created an environment where its citizens can compete with their foreign counterparts without stress because of the things he has put in place in the State.
He said; “With all these things put in place, the people of the state can fit into anywhere in the world. What he is doing is that he is scaling up our foundation so that wherever we find ourselves we can cope. What really matters is the foundation because when you catch them young they will grow with it.”
Earlier, the Commissioner had taken the British High Commission in Abuja, Mr. Dunn the Abraka Teaching Hospital, Oghara, Seplat Plc and Central Hospital, Warri.
He said the choice of the locations visited was to tell the whole world that Warri and its environs were safe to do business contrary to insinuation in some quarters that Warri was not safe.
“Look at Seplat that is in Sapele. People are talking about the security situation in Warri and its environs but Seplat are operating here and they have upgraded in their production capacity. Today, they are producing up to 62,000 barrels of oil per day which is a huge success. Look at the teaching hospital in Oghara, it is a huge success too because it is building the human capital development of the people. Look at what we are doing in the health sector. And all these have effect in crime and criminality. If you are healthy and strong, you will not have time for crime. If you are engaged you will not want to go and do crime,” he added.