Nigeria, September 30, 2015, (Blank NEWS Online) – 

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and Ambassador. Sam Monaisa, during a courtesy call on the Governor by the Consul General of South Africa Commission, in Asaba
Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (left) and Ambassador. Sam Monaisa, during a courtesy call on the Governor by the Consul General of South Africa Commission, in Asaba

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has disclosed that his administration would provide the enabling environment for investments to thrive in the state so as to reinvigorate the economy.

Speaking when the South African Consul-General, Ambassador Sam Momaisa led a delegation on a courtesy visit to Government House, Asaba on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Governor Okowa said that his administration was desirous of partnering with investors especially from Africa with a view to grow the economy and provide job for the people of the state.

According to him, “It is clear that as a nation our over-dependence on oil is not the way to go, we need to diversify our economy, we are glad to have investments come to our country and our state, we desire to develop our people, and provide the enabling environment for investment to flow as only through this, can we provide employment for our people”.

“we truly want to engage in a relationship with South Africa, as working together in partnership with you and other African countries, we can grow our continent”. He said.

Senator Okowa disclosed that his administration would develop three industrial parks in the three senatorial districts of the state to boost investment and diversify the state economy, explaining that two of them would be agro-related while the one in Warri would be oil sector related and would be in partnership with the private sector to take advantage of the oil industry in the area.

While restating his administration desire to empower the youths through the STEP/YAGEP programmes, Governor Okowa asserted that the state government would restructure the state educational system and the school curricula to enable the students acquire technical skills which would make them useful to themselves and the society as entrepreneurs.

Earlier, the South African Consul –General, Amb. Mumaisa said they were in the state to seek avenues for partnership and investments disclosing that a lot of South African businesses were interested in investing in the state especially in the tourism and hospitality sector.

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