From left, Co-chairman, African Newspapers of Nigeria Plc, Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu; Chief Ayo Adebanjo; Mr Bola Akingbade and the son of the late Sir Olaniwun Ajayi, Dr Olamijulo Ajayi, during the condolence visit by members of Selection Committee of Obafemi Awolowo Prize for Leadership, at the Isara-Remo residence of Sir Olaniwun, on Thursday. PHOTO: D’TOYIN. AS the Federal Government continues to shore up the power strength in the country through public and private means, kinsmen of former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, have urged the Ifeanyi Okowa government to complete the abandoned Oghara Independent Power Plant (IPP) in Ethiope West Local Government Area.
The step, they said, was necessary in order to ensure the equipment procured with billions of naira do not go down the drain.
The appeal was part of the 11-point communique issued at the end of the 2016 Oghara Summit in Asaba where indigenes of the community from all works of life deliberated on ways to move Oghara forward.
Chief Williams Ibori, Chief Williams Usabor, the Unugbrogodos of Ogharefe and Oghareki, as well as Chief Emmanuel Ighomenan, in the communique issued at the end of the summit lamented the setback the multi-billion naira project had suffered over the years.
“We are excited over the siting of the Independent Power Plant in Oghara community, but the project has suffered a lot of setbacks in spite of the huge amount spent by the state government,” he said.