Niger Delta environmental despoliation not complimentary to comfortable living, says Delta Govt

Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

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Delta state government has said that the Niger Delta region being confronted with environmental pollution and despoliation was not complimentary to comfortable living, especially in the tributaries.

The state deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro who spoke to Journalists in Asaba on Thursday, explained that the state government had gone ahead to ensure data of the health situation of persons living in polluted areas and proffer solution to solving them through research results from the university of London.

He said that the state government will continue to show concern on how to go beyond stopping environmental remediation in the Niger Delta, noting that engineers’ place in the scheme of things cannot be overemphasized.

While charging Nigerian engineers to place all hands on deck and make deliberate efforts towards technological advancement, Otuaro further noted that any nation that undermined technological innovation and advancement unfortunately elects to start behind in the backwaters of underdevelopment in a fast moving world.

Otuaro disclosed that from inception the state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in his led administration, revamped six moribund technical colleges in the state adding that Nigeria chances of building and sustaining pre occupation with engineering that provides solution in this technological age and Identified the dearth of technical colleges as the bane of engineering interest and growth in Nigeria.

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