By Austin Ogwuda
ASABAâ€”DELTA state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who resumed from a three-week annual leave Tuesday, said his government has completed arrangements to enter into partnership with foreign investors to boost growth in the agricultural and oil and gas sectors.
â€œAs at today we are already looking for land from Obasanjo Farms. Also, a company from Saudi Arabia is interested in the gas sector.â€ He added that Warri Industrial Business Park will be unveiled this week.
While assuring Deltans of a bright future, Uduaghan noted that the abundant mineral deposit in the two sectors have gained international recognition and attracted foreign investors, adding that even local investors were also interested
â€œThey are many. Each of the investors is interested in specific areas andÂ when the partnership agreement becomes operational there would be abundant opportunities for economic growth in the state.
He commended his deputy, Prof Amos Utuama (SAN), who held fort when he was on leave. â€œI thankÂ the Acting Governor for holding brief while I was away; he took adequate care of situation. He has been in government for a while now; he has a lot of experience and has just briefed me on how he handled the state, and he has done a good job.â€
Governor Uduaghan said he had to cut his annual vacation short in order to attend to some national issues with other leaders in Abuja
â€œI had to cut short my vacationÂ to join other leaders in the country to find solution to some national issues.Â It was nice going on vacation. I am back and refreshed to provide more dividends to democracy to Deltans,â€ he stated.