Niger Delta: Akpabio pledges Senate support for Ogoni community

The Chairman of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has reiterated the commitment of the Senate to ensure peace in the oil producing community of Ogoni.

Akpabio made the commitment during a meeting with His Royal Majesty, Mene (Dr) Suanu Timothy Yormaadam Baridam Gbenemene, Kasimene Bangha VII of Ogoniland and the Acting President of the Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers in Rivers State, at his office.

In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, the Senate President, Jackson Udom, expressed gratitude to the Ogoni leader for maintaining peace in the Niger Delta.

Akpabio also disclosed that the government led by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is committed to the “completion of the East-West Road”.

He said: “I would like to congratulate you and your people today on peace in the Niger Delta. The Niger Delta region is very peaceful today because of the efforts and sacrifices of people like you.

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“The Ogoni people have sacrificed much for the peace, progress and development of this country and may the souls of those who paid the ultimate price rest in peace.”

“Akpabio further stated that “the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government is committed to the completion of the East-West Road during his tenure as President, and that the 10th Senate and the National Assembly are ready to do everything within its power lies in the completion of the road.”

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