Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja and requested that the Escravos basin be dredged to allow bigger vessels to berth at the Warri Port.
The governor, who spoke with news men after the meeting, said that with the resumption of activities at the Warri Refinery, there would be need to expand the port facilities to serve as the hub for the South-south, South-east and North-central regions.
He also told the president on the need to continue the Gas City project in Ogidigben in his state.
Okowa equally told Buhari the need to intensify efforts in the construction of the Second Niger Bridge.
He said “We came to thank Mr. President for the appointment of the GMD of NNPC. Mr. Ibe Kachikwu who you know is from Delta State even if you know he got that appointment by merit he is still a Deltan.