According to the head of the ministry, Mr
Usani Uguru Usani, the government has
realised the importance of communication and
information to the people at the grassroots.
Usani disclosed this on Friday, August 12, when
he led the Minister of State of Niger Delta,
Prof. Claudius Daramola, and other senior
officials of the ministry on a courtesy visit to
the paramount ruler of Ibeno Local
Government Area in Akwa Ibom.
The paramount ruler, Dr Effiong Archianga,
said Ibeno people are peaceful and requested
that the ministry should implement the N2
billion project earmarked for equipping Ibeno
Skills Acquisition Centre.
Archianga said the money was jointly set aside
by the Akwa Ibom Government and Mobil Oil
for the completion and inauguration of the
He appealed to the minister that Ibeno should
be considered in award of oil and gas pipeline
“Oil blocks should be shared between the
Niger Delta region and others. True
Federalism should be introduced,” he urged.
In addition, the traditional ruler appealed to
the minister for vehicles, speed boats and
outboard engines with accessories for Niger
Delta local governments and states.