Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government is working with the collaboration of states and local governments to ensure that the distorted lapses in the development of communities in the Niger Delta region are corrected.
He spoke Saturday at Angiama, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State while flagging off the construction of the last phase of the bridge linking Yenagoa to Oporoma, the headquarters of Southern Ijaw, initiated by Governor Douye Diri.
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Osinbajo said the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was determined to attracting development to all sections of the country despite being confronted with challenges.
“For a country with the population and geographical span like Nigeria, guaranteeing inclusive prosperity is a major challenge indeed, and this is majorly more so by the working urbanisation of the last two decades, the consequent pressure on cities and the difficulties of allocating scarce resources that are faced by the government at all levels across the country,” he said.
The vice president said driving through the Yenagoa-Oporoma-Ukubie road had unraveled the natural beauty and enormous potentials inherent in Bayelsa State, explaining that such natural endowments were seen in few places of the world.
While welcoming the vice president, the governor said the road project, which was started by previous administrations in the state, spanned about 36 kilometers and stretched across rivers, creeks and swamps.