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Edevbie restates Okowa's commitment in developing Urhobo, Delta ~ Truth Reporters

By Ukane Godwin

The Chief of Staff to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Olorogun David Edevbie has reaffirmed the commitment of the state government towards supporting the private sector for the economic development of Urhobo nation and Delta State at large.

Olorogun Edevbie stated this during the 2nd Urhobo Economic and Investiment Summit tagged: "Private Sector and the Future of The Nigeria Economy, the Ease of Doing Business In Urhobo Land which held at KFT, Event Center, Effurun in Uvwie LGA of the state.

Edevbie, who represented Governor Ifeanyi Okowa at the occasion in his address posited that, "It is right on how we can advance the Urhobo Nation to greater heights, particularly in terms of socio-economic development, adding, the Urhobo nation has resources which he said, oil, gas, fertile land, hardworking and talented people to make Urhobo a land of opportunities and center of economic and industrial power both in the state and the nation in general"

Speaking further, the Chief of staff, also hinted, "even the economies of the so-called Asian Tigers are based on the private sector through micro, small and medium enterprises, and this economies are not government driven, adding that, that is why we need to intensify efforts to encourage the private sector to take up its proper role in revamping not only the economic landscape of Urhobo land but also the state and the nation at large" Olorogun David Edevbie added.

Edevbie, enumerated some of the challenges hindering the growth and development of the private sector to include, internal security like incessant youth restiveness, inadequate infrastructure, such as lack of roads to where the private business is located.

while the other ones he said are: lack of power (electricity), and energy and at the same time financial constrain and many others, assuring that, the Okowa administration is committed to creating necessary conducive atmosphere for private enterprises to thrive, adding that for this to succeed, there should be value-orientation aimed at changing the attitude of the people from being totally dependent only on the government.

He commended the organisers of the second edition of Urhobo Economic and Investment Summit, describing it as a welcome development.

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