By Urowayino Jeremiah
The member representing Warri Federal constituency and Vice Chairman of House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Utilisation of the South-South and South-East, Hon Thomas Eriyetomi has said that the ultimate utilisation of Warri Port will turn the economy of Delta State around.
Eriyetomi spoke yesterday when the House committee visited the state to find out why the Warri Sea Port had remained under-utilised and find a feasible solution to the matter.
The chairman of ad-hoc committee, Hon Yusuf Yakubu, who led lawmakers on visit to the Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro at the Government House, Asaba said: “Unfortunately, most seaports in Nigeria were in bad shape, thus, we members of the House of Representatives have decided to investigate the reasons as a way of bringing them back to life as it will boost the economy of the nation, alleviate poverty and create wealth.
He vowed that no effort would be spared in bringing the ports on stream and sued for the cooperation of all Nigerians.
In his remarks, the Deputy Governor, Otuaro said: “The reactivation of moribund seaports in the country was a right step against poverty and underdevelopment.
“The move by this committee to look into the remote causes of the underutilisation of the seaports is commendable. You should ensure that your effort is geared toward full utilisation of the ports.”