Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is committed to developing the Niger Delta community starting with the Ogoni clean-up exercise.
Osinbajo stated this during the media chat after a town-hall meeting in Ilaje LGA, Ondo State
On the purpose of his visit to the place, Osinbajo said “As you know, this is the last of the oil-producing communities that I have been visiting in the last few months.
Igbokoda in Ilaje local government, the oil-producing community in this state have also, naturally, demanded a visit, so we are completing the round of visits to the oil producing communities with this particular visit, so it is one of the consultations with the oil producing communities.
Speaking on the implementation of the demands by the people of Niger Delta, the vice president said every one of them is being implemented, citing the Maritime university as an example.
We have said we are going to do modular refineries; we have released the guidelines and licenses are being issued. We are engaging with the communities, we are engaging with the state governments.
We have talked about getting power to Ilaje Local Government, the contract has been awarded, N600 million has been paid. This is a project that has been abandoned for over 10 years but we are doing it and ensuring that power comes to this Local Government Area and to this community.
So, everything is being done, it is incremental but we are taking them step by step. The Ogoni clean-up as you know, has already started.