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See Niger Delta developed under me – Akpabio promises

By James Brown

The newly appointed Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has given his promise to abide by any positive measures that would attract development in the Niger Delta.

Akpabio, who lamented on developing infrastructure, made the pledge at the reception ceremony to usher him into the ministry on Wednesday, August 21, in Abuja.

According to him, “I love leaving marks wherever I visit. It is a great privilege on our part being selected to work with you, to see how we can turn around the fortunes of the Niger Delta.

“Of course you know why this ministry was set up, specifically that region would have been like a golden egg but has been neglected for long.

“If not because we’re just coming for the first time, I would have asked for your achievements so far, especially in the areas of construction of bridges, employment and others.

“Being a Niger Delta person, I will ensure that things are better for further and effective development of the region.

“So, the president is looking forward to commissioning a lot of projects in the Niger Delta.

“I believe the Niger Delta and its people, they are looking forward to the alleviation of poverty in their lives and transformation of infrastructure.”

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