Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan is soon expected to inaugurate the $16 billion Gas City Project located at Ogidigben in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.
State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, disclosed the development.
He said the project was ready for inauguration and assured that the crisis that delayed the commencement of the projects had been resolved.
He said a committee to liaise with the Federal Government agencies and the respective companies involved with the project would soon be constituted.
“The ground breaking will take place in the next few weeks. Mr. President will come here to do the groundbreaking ceremony. I know it is going to be very soon. They will soon give us a date. We are quite ready; you can see that the site is ready for the ground breaking,” he said.
He stressed that the project would benefit generations of not just the host community by Delta State citizens and Nigerians in general, saying numerous ancillary projects and business would be prompted.
He described the tussle among groups in Ugborodo as misguided and unnecessary, considering the immense socio-economic benefits that the Gas City would usher into the area.
“My message always to the community is that what is coming here is unimaginable. What they are even fighting for is just like fighting for crumbs of a bigger pie that is coming. They should look more into the future. What is coming here once it succeeds generations unborn will benefit so much from it. It is called a gas city because apart from those three projects there is going to be a big housing estate. There is going to be a deep sea port that Nigerian Ports Authority is going to construct.”
The gas processing plant will act as a feedstock to the petrochemical and the fertiliser plant. The three projects will cost over $16 billion.
– CAJ News