*Under-representation, infrastructure are causes of restiveness in N/Delta
By Chibuike Nwabuko
The Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has allayed the fears concerning the take off of the Maritime University in the Niger Delta, saying it is a done deal as the bill has passed second reading in the National Assembly.
He said this in the Fact finding meeting held today at Effurun Delta State after the inspection of Maritime University site, Gbaramatu Kingdom among others.
The Vice President also informed that under-representation and lack of infrastructure among others are responsible for the restiveness witnessed in the Niger Delta, urged the youth to give peace a chance for government to be able to fund the development. According to him, what is important is for us to ask where the funding needed to carry out these projects will come from.
He maintained that stability is needed in the Niger Delta for the government to be able to pay for the development in the Niger Delta.
Osinbajo asked for the region to support and trust President Buhari whom he described as a man of his word, adding that it was President Buhari who flagged off Ogoni clean up.
The Vice President Promised to return to the region before the second week of February for a meeting with the youth since there wont be any fruitful meeting of the elderly about the future without the youths.
Highlights of the meeting was the submission of written requests from different bodies in the Niger Delta.