A group, under the auspices of Friends of Usani Uguru Usani has commended the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs over the Ministry's achievements in the first tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group gave the commendation at a dinner organised in honour of the former Minister in Abuja, over the weekend.
"The achievements of Pastor Usani Uguru Usani as the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs are too numerous to be counted. His impacts in all the nine states of the Niger Delta region will remain memorable- the vast number of projects awarded, executed and commissioned to use on behalf of the Federal Government are there for people to see," the group said.
In a speech presented by one of the group’s member, Honourable Sylvester Nsa, noted that the Niger Delta region witnessed an enduring peace through which Federal Government's programmes and other development efforts were executed without rancour.
The group stressed that critical infrastructural projects received priority attention in the Niger Delta region during the tenure of the former minister, adding that the East West road linking the region with other parts of the country was almost completed. It added that other community-based projects were carried out across the region.
In his remarks, the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani said the peace witnessed in the Niger Delta region in the first four years of President Muhammadu Buhari was due to the synergy between the Ministries of Niger Delta Affairs, Petroleum Resources and other relevant agencies operating in the region, as well as proper dialogue with the people, under the coordination of the office of the Vice President.
Pastor Usani called for patience in the midst of the 'current reality' in the country, saying the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari was building a solid socio-economic foundation for the country.
"This is a period of sowing, people will reap and enjoy the harvest later," he reiterated.
Pastor Usani opined that the second tenure of President Buhari would bring economic prosperity to Nigerians.
Present at the event were Senator Sam Anyanwu, representing Imo East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Nelson Brabainfa former Minister of Justice, Chief Kanu Agabi, officials of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and other dignitaries.
Press & Public Relations,
2nd June, 2019.