A governorship aspirant in Delta State under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olorogun David Edevbie, has promised that he will build a 500mw power plant if elected in 2023.

Edevbie said he is motivated to drive industrial revolution in the state, adding that he would accomplish the project by taking advantage of the huge natural gas deposits in Ebedei community in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking to a consultative forum in Delta North, Edebvie, who is the former commissioner of finance in the state, said he would leverage on his contacts to recreate the Asaba and Kwale industrial parks and establish a new industrial hub in the Ebedei community.

He said, “My aim is to spark a beehive of industrial activities in the four points of Delta North – Ndokwa, Ukwani, Ika and Aniocha/Oshimili. I am very conversant with the terrain and what is required to improve economic life in the area. Luckily, Delta North is peaceful and with the airport in Asaba, the plan is a quick win.

“I intend to take advantage of the huge natural gas deposits to establish a 500MW power plant to provide 24 hours electricity supply to support the industries, investors and local enterprises. This will lead to greater generation of employment opportunities and wealth creation for the people.”

He further promised to build an inner rail system in Asaba, the state capital to connect Okpanam and adjoining communities in Aniocha North and South local government areas; while also promising that his administration would build a coastal road network from Oko to Patani to connect riverine communities and create greater economic and commercial activities for the people along River Niger, Ase Creek, Bomadi and Forcados rivers.

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