Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege believe the relocation of multinational oil companies from Urhoboland to other parts of Nigeria is as a result of the youth restiveness and illegal development levies in the area.
Having their say during the 2nd Urhobo Economic and Investment Summit organized by the Urhobo Economic Summit Group in Ekpan, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state, they said the development has also hindered economic development in Urhoboland.
According to them, the Urhobo nation have to take advantage of their comparative advantage in the area of population and geographical positioning to develop its people.
Omo Agege said, “The presence of a significant number of national industries: refinery, DSC, Otorogun gas plant, and Ogorode power station and the untapped potentials in agrobusiness, Urhoboland has the potential to be economically competitive.
“The planned revival of the Warri seaport by the Federal government will enhance the economic gains of Urhoboland and Delta State.
“We must, therefore, act decisively on the roadmap that would be agreed on at the end of this summit and I also urge the state and the federal governments, to continue to fight corruption and the bureaucratic red tapes that complicate the ease of doing business.”
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Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege is a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He is senator representing the Delta State central senatorial district at the Nigerian 8th senate. Omo-Agege is from the Orogun clan of the Urhobo ethnic group in Ughelli North local Government area of Delta State. He emerged the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate of the 9th National Assembly on June 11, 2019 after he defeated his rival, Ike Ekweremadu with a margin of 31 votes to win the second leadership position of the National Assembly.
Omo-Agege is the first senator from Delta State to emerge as Deputy Senate President, and also the first Delta Central senator to be written by Perry.
Omo-Agege was born on August 3, 1963 in Delta State. He attended St. George Grammar school, Obinomba Obiaruku. Delta State.
Omo-Agege was deployed to Kwara State for his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He completed his NYSC with the Directorate of Criminal investigation and intelligence, Nigerian Police Force, Kwara State Command. Omo-Agege started his career in law by working with Pat Okupa & Co. in Lagos in 1987.
Ovie Omo-Agege was re-elected as the senator representing Delta Central in 2019 general elections. On June 11, 2019, he emerged as the new Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly with 68 votes cast to beat Senator Ike Ekweremadu with 37 votes.
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