President Bola Tinubu, yesterday, met with Rivers State governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and other stakeholders from the oil-rich state.The meeting, held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, was also attended by Federal Capital Territory Minister, Nyesom Wike, who was also the immediate past governor of Rivers State.
Leading stakeholders to see the President, Fubara made a case for rehabilitation of the East-West Road. Speaking to journalists at the end of the meeting, which was held behind closed doors, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Onueze Okocha, said the East-West Road is strategic to the Port Harcourt refinery, which the current administration has promised to reactivate.
He said Rivers State stakeholders were also in the Villa to commend Tinubu for appointing sons and daughters of the state into his cabinet and other positions.
Among those appointed by Tinubu are Wike and Special Adviser to the President on Media, Ajuri Ngelale.
According to Okocha, Rivers State people are happy with the appointments and are optimistic that the appointees will make the state proud.
Meanwhile, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised to support young entrepreneurs in the Niger Delta region through skills development initiatives to promote sustainable development.
Managing Director of the commission, Dr Samuel Ogbuku, stated this, yesterday, when a delegation of Coalition of South-South Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (COSSCCIMA), paid him a courtesy visit at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt.