Delta State Economic Advisory Committee at the weekend met in Warri to articulate policies and programmes for the rapid economic development of the State particularly through the enhancement of agriculture and creation of jobs for the youths.
In attendance at the meeting presided over by the Committee chairman, Mr Bismarck Rewane were the State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan; Publisher of Thisday Newspapers, Mr Nduka Obaigbena; the managing Director of Chevron Nigeria limited, Andrew Fawthrop; Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BGL limited, Mr Albert Okumagba; a management and development expert, Dr Ndidi Edozien; among others.
Welcoming members to the meeting, Rewane said that the Advisory Committee was poised to proffer enduring economic policies and programmes that would boost the growth of the State and improve the living standard of the people.
He acknowledge the support of the Governor for the Committee noting that it was an indication that the Governor was determined to make the State less dependent on oil for its growth and development.
In his remarks, Governor Uduaghan commended members of the Committee for their efforts noting that the Committee had become a model for other States because of the calibre of the members and their commitment.
In particular, he commended the Managing Director of Chevron for not just agreeing to serve on the Committee but for his commitment and contributions.
The weekend’s meeting which focused on fishery and fish farming on a large scale for export as well as food and crop farm to empower the youths, was a follow up to the meeting held earlier this month.