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Niger Delta: Akpabio assures Ogoni people of senate’s support

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President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has reassured the Ogoni people of the Senate’s determination to ensure that the oil-producing community remains peaceful.

Akpabio gave the assurance when he received 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 River State, in his office.

A statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom, quoted the Senate President as thanking the Ogoni leader for the continued peace in the Niger Delta Region.

Akpabio also revealed that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led administration is committed to the “completion of the East-West road”.

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

“The Ogoni people have sacrificed a lot for the peace, progress and development of this country and may the souls of those who paid the supreme price for this to happen rest in peace.”

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

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