Lagos — MANAGER Delta Port, Warri, Mr Simeon Okeke has commended host communities of the Port for the industrial harmony currently being experienced in the port, a development that has enhanced operation at the port.
Speaking in Warri while donating twelve industrial sewing machines to six women from Ogbe-Ijoh and Ugbomefa communities in Warri south local government as part of support from the Port, Okeke urged the host communities to continue to play their role in building peace for smooth operations of the Port.
He said the entire management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA in the nation was happy with the way the recent dredging of the Excravos Bar to Warri sea Port went smoothly , adding that activities had started picking up at the Port since the dredging was completed.
“We appreciate the peace from the host communities. We are also happy that the Warri Port has started picking up. I want to thank you the Chiefs of Ogbe-Ijoh and Ugbomafa communities. If there is no peace there can never be smooth operations at the Port.
We sent letters to the communities to send us beneficiaries for the Industrial sewing machines we are giving to twelve women, six from each Ogbe-Ijoh and Ugbomefa. So we are giving out the machines to the women today as part of our support to the communities. There are other areas we also assist the communities, “ he said.
Continuing, he said there had not been any case of sea piracy , kidnapping , attack of vessels coming to the Port for a long time, stressing that the message should be that Delta Port, Warri has become very peaceful for business operations.
Leaders of the communities who spoke, Dr Omiwere-Ete Georg Boyo, Secretary Ugbomefa Itsekiri host community and Chief Victor Okiri commended the management of the Port for the kind gesture , assuring that they will continue to be actively involved in sustaining the peace.