Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has extended the date for the submission of the completed forms of the state government’s empowerment programmes to Sunday, July 12, 2015, even as he has affirmed that Delta State would remain a favourable destination for investors.
The Governor gave the assurance on Friday, July 09 2015, during the commissioning of Lee Oasis Supermarket, Warri and ground breaking ceremony of Trebet A1 Factory Extension at Uvwie, all in Delta State.
According to Governor, “We are a very friendly and peaceful people, we have a lot of human and natural resources, obviously, Delta State is the place to be when you talk about investment.”
While commending Chief Leemon Ikpea, Executive Chairman of Lee Group of Companies for his interests in expanding his business frontiers in the state, the Delta State Governor, observed the laudable involvement of traditional rulers, youths and women in the creation of an enabling environment for investments to thrive, assuring that the $16 billion EPZ project is on course in the state.
The Governor who then used the occasion to inform Deltans who collected forms for the state government’s empowerment programmes of extension of the submissions of the forms to Sunday, July 12, 2015, disclosed that completed forms can be submitted through the traditional rulers, members of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chairmen of local government councils or through online.
Senator Okowa who disclosed that the first 6, 000 direct beneficiaries of the empowerment programmes would commence their business in the next six months, seized the opportunity of the event to urge Deltans to remain patient with his administration, noting that he would not renege in his campaign promises.
“We must realize that the more we create the enabling environment for investors to come, the more job opportunities that will be available for our youths, our women and opportunities for our people,” he said.