Delta’s SMART agenda targets non-oil investors

Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

The Delta State SMART agenda is said to be already yielding results through the creation of the enabling environment for investments to thrive.

Clarifying further during a chat with newsmen, the Executive Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Investment, Mr Paul Nmah, said yesterday that the efforts of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, to achieve prosperity for all Deltans as encapsulated in the SMART, is yielding some low-hanging fruits.

He said the programme has attracted numerous investors like Tripple A- Agric All Africa to the state, which will create about 50,000 jobs for Deltans.

SMART is an acronym outlining the five-point agenda of the Okowa administration, which is: strategic wealth creation projects and provision of jobs for all Deltans; meaningful peace building platforms aimed at political and social harmony; agricultural reforms and accelerated industrialsation; relevant health and education policies; and transformed environment through urban renewal.

According to Nmah, the ongoing construction of a Mechanic Village in Asaba, the state capital and the proposed Trailer and Tanker Parks in Warri and Asaba, are clear testimonies of the investment drive of the state government.

He added, “Also the state government is working on developing an LNG export plant in partnership with South Africa LNG Group, which will provide huge employment opportunities for the state’s teeming youths.”

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