Vanguard (Lagos)

12 December 2012

Nigeria: We'll Support Devt Projects - Ugborodo

Warri — Leadership of Ugborodo Community Trust Governing Board has expressed gratitude to the Federal and Delta State governments for selecting Ugborodo land for the proposed multi-billion naira fertilizer project.

The body also expressed its willingness to make lands available, as long as the intending investors show genuineness and sincerity of purpose, which must include the desire to ensure a comprehensive and holistic development of the area.

After the meeting of the Governing Board in Warri, its Chairman, Mr. David Tonwe, said: "We are most willing to make lands available.

"A situation where government officials and political office holders place themselves in strategic positions to act as proxy for Ugborodo people to the detriment of the owners of such lands, who are then isolated and precluded from discussions and negotiations, will not be tolerated."

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