Buhari gets March 2018 deadline for GRIP Project take-off

*As OSPIVV reveals interested foreign investors


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Buhari gets March 2018 deadline for GRIP Project take-off
From left: Kingsley Jalla, Aloy Okerieke, Harrison Jalla, Kingsley Ajanemiwa & Fred Oteri, during the press briefing

A Non-Governmental Organization, Oil Spill Victims Vanguard, OSPIVV has given President Muhammadu Buhari March 31, 2018 deadline for the abandoned Gas Revolution Industrial Park, GRIP project, Ogidigben in Warri South-West Local Government Area, Delta State, to take off or face peaceful protest, Fresh Angle International can authoritatively report.

OSPIVV in a petition addressed to President Buhari, noted that “no cogent reason could be adduced for the unnecessary delay of this project other than gross ineptitude from the agencies of the federal government concerned to produce an enabling environment for foreign investors to take over the project”.

The petition which was made available to newsmen in Warri, Friday December 15 by the Executive Director of OSPIVV, Harrison Jalla during a press briefing, revealed “that two agencies of the federal government, the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation, NNPC and Nigerian Export Processing Zone Authority, NEPZA are fighting over who should provide the basic infrastructure for the project to take-off, NNPC having done the initial clearing of the site and constructed a HELIPAD  before NEPZA came in to interfere with the progress the NNPC has made”.

Jalla declared, “as we speak, the cleared site of the GRIP project has been over-grown with weeds and trees enveloping the helipad that was constructed by the NNPC”, while “NEPZA was alleged to have contracted the handling of the site to a certain company called ALPHA Group which has done nothing so far to prepare the site for investors to move in”.

The project according to OSPIVV has the potential to create close to 3 million jobs for youths in the Niger Delta who are daily turning to criminality.

The NGO in the petition revealed that foreign investors as RANCON, GASPRON (RUSSIA) NAGARJUNA (India) NORWEGIANS and the CHINESE are waiting in the wings with billions of United States’ Dollars to invest in the Ogidigben Gas Revolution Industrial Park project, which was abandoned after former President Goodluck Jonathan performed the ground breaking ceremony about three years ago.



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Celestine Chijoke Ukah
Senior Correspondent of Fresh Angle International. I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and have undertaken a training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills
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