Community feud in Delta State is nothing new, several past community crisis and feud had eventually crippled the once oil rich town of Warri and it’s environs. At first it started as little community unrest, but the then state government could not handle the situation, in the end untold number of people were displaced, and untold number of people lost their lives. Many families were reduced to poverty over night and there was sorry every where all over Warri that time. The once oil rich city, fondly called the oil city has since lost that glory.
Now, what you see when you go there is not even a shadow of it’s past, but poverty, abject poverty, discontent all over the city. You find petty shops where people carry out petty trading all over town.
Now over to 2014, the postponement of the Official Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Gas Revolution Industrial Park in Delta state again due to unresolved community feud. This unresolved community feud is so strong that the Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan had to advice the Honorable minister of Petroleum not to show up for the ceremony.
Without security of lives and property, there can be no investment, business or meaningful prosperity in the state. Just as in the past. The big question is, will the outgoing government of Emmanuel Uduaghan leave behind a Delta State full of unresolved communal feud and wars? All over the place, everybody is talking and preparing for 2015 elections. Will the outgoing government be focused enough on the good of Deltans to provide security of lives and property for the people of the Delta state?
well a statement signed by the permanent in the ministry, Dr. Jamila Shu’ara reads thus: “The Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, following consultations with the Executive Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan has announced the rescheduling of the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Gas Revolution Industrial Park earlier billed for Friday, November 14th, 2014 at the GRIP Project site, Warri South West LGA of Delta State, due to unresolved community issues.
“While expressing regret for the inconveniences the postponement may pose to various stakeholders, the Honourable Minister assured that the GRIP project is still on course and that a new date would be communicated to investors and the general public as soon as possible. “
The people of Delta State deserve peace and prosperity, and it is the duty of the state government to provide peace and prosperity for Deltans.