Warri to become Nigeria’s commercial nerve centre, says Okowa

Delta State Governor, Dr. #IfeanyiOkowa, has said the state government would intensify its investment drive to restore the glory of Warri as the nation’s commercial nerve centre.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Brown Hill Events Centre in Warri on Saturday, Okowa said as peace returns to Warri, there is need for more investments to create employment for the people especially the youths.

He said the peaceful ambience being experienced in Warri and other parts of the state is a good omen and catalyst for the creation of jobs and wealth, saying more investors had indicated interest to invest in the state.

Governor Okowa commended the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick and his wife, Julie, for investing in the state through the building of the Event Centre, while calling on more Deltans to invest in the economy of the state.

Conducting the governor and other guests, including the United States Consular General, Mr. John Bray, round the facility, Mrs. Julie Pinnick said the Event Centre will not only provide employment for the teeming youths in the town but also provide a conducive environment for residents of the town to unwind.

Meanwhile, Governor Okowa on Saturday also visited the Clever Minds Nursery and Primary School, Warri which offer free education to orphans and other vulnerable people in the area.

Conducting the Governor round the school, the proprietor and beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) entrepreneurship programme, Mr. Zion Oshiobugie, said the school also exposes the children to skills acquisition and mindset change.

Addressing members of the community, Governor Okowa urged them to support the school to grow especially as it provides free education for the underprivileged, as its contribution to the society.

The governor promised to provide the required assistance needed to make the school project a success.

Also, he promised to extend such gestures to other parts of the state with a view to providing quality and affordable education and skills acquisition to primary school children.