A passionate plea has been made to President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressive Congress APC to urgently start work on the multi-million dollars Gas Revolution Industrial Park Project GRIP Ogidigben in Delta state.

The Traditional Prime Minister of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayirimi Emami made this plea while commenting on the recent appointment and allocation of Ministerial portfolios to Chief Godswill Akpabio and Festus Keyamo as Minister and Minister of State for Niger Delta respectively.

Chief Emami also called for the actualisation of the 64 million dollars power supply-project to Escravos communities in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Emami also used the occasion to congratulate the president for a successful outing at the just concluded presidential election which saw him winning re-election for the second term.

Chief Ayirimi Emami

Emami who expresses his delight as having served as the Deputy Director 2, Election Planning and Monitoring of APC presidential campaign Council noted that now that the election is over the government must start delivering on its promises to the people of the Niger Delta being the wealth basket of the nation.

According to Chief Emami “The Itsekiri people voted massively for the re-election of President Buhari, because of the believe that the administration will ensure the eventual execution of the GRIP project, Escravos Bar/Warri River Dredging, sustenance of security in the waterways via robust and indigenes- driven surveillance of crude oil and gas pipelines, execution of massive land reclamation/shoreline protection projects and construction of mega road projects across the Warri Kingdom.

It would be recalled that last year 2018, the then Minister for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu inaugurated the Technical Working Committee (TWC) for the Gas Revolution Project with representatives of stakeholders of the project in attendance.


Surprisingly since the TWC was inaugurated about a year ago nothing concrete has been done by the Buhari government towards moving the project forward.