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Govt will not be distracted on Gas City Project- Uduaghan

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Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan declared on Wednesday that the

$ 16 billion Gas City Project was on course and could not be stalled by

the activities of fifth columnists.
Uduaghan, in a media interaction with journalists in Warri, reiterated

that security agencies where not involved in shoot out at Ugborodo, site

of the project, as alleged by a section of the media.

The Governor, rather noted that the trumped up reports were the handiwork

of persons that bent on stalling the take off of the project, stressing

that the Federal and State Government would not be distracted by such

antics.
Uduaghan informed that he has met with the National Security Adviser, the

Chief of Naval Staff and the Inspector General of Police, adding

“everything is been done to ensure there is adequate security in the area

for the project to go on.”
The contractor, he said would in the next few days be moving to site to

commence work and allayed any fears of the project being relocated from

the state.
He informed that parties in he struggle for the leadership of the Ugborodo

Community Trust have been summoned to Abuja and appealed to everyone in

the area to maintain the peace.
Uduaghan dismissed insinuations of vested interest in the area, explaining

that his only interest was to provide a peaceful environment for the

project to succeed.
” My interest is to ensure that there is peace in the community and that

the project succeeds because this project is beneficial not only to

Ugborodo Community, Itesikiri Land, Delta State but Nigeria as a whole.

” I have no personal interest in this matter, all the factions are known

and close to me and they have worked with me even before I became

governor.”
In a related development, a group of Itsekiri Women led by Chief Rita

Lori-Ogbebor, met with the governor in tWarri to understand the issues in

Ugborodo.
The governor, commending the Itsekiri Leader for her peaceful effort

explained that leadership tussle on who becomes chairman of the Ugborodo

Community Trust was at the root of recent unfounded stories in a section

of the press.
Uduaghan assured the delegation that the Federal and State Governments

were working closely to forestall any breakdown of law and order in the

area.
Lori-Ogbebor on her part commended the quick intervention of the governor

in dousing tension in the area and pleaded with him to always keep the

channel of communication open with the women group.

She explained, “we have come here to ensure that there is peace in

Itsekiri land.”