Delta State loses out of the special-agro industrial processing zone

Even the states and the Federal Capital Territory were selected to participate in Phase 1 of the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) program.

This was revealed on Monday through a tweet in one of the President’s tweeters, the Nigerian Presidency @ NGRPresident.

According to the tweet, the agreement is a partnership between the governors of Nigeria and the African Development Bank (AfDB), as well as other stakeholders, including the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Industrial Bank of Nigeria ( BOI).

In addition, Ogun, Oyo, Imo, Cross River, Kano, Kaduna and Kwara are the states using the program.

“As part of the SAPZ program, agricultural processing centers are being set up across the country.

“In addition to training facilities, agribusinesses also receive basic infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads.

“Smallholders in river basins will be connected to markets all along the value chain.

“The program is in line with the economic sustainability plan and the Next Levels program under the agricultural government of President Muhammadu Buhari,” the tweet said.

Happy Birthday Engineer Emmanuel Ighomena

Let’s celebrate our BOT chairman Chief (Engr) Emmanuel Ighomena, for adding another year.

You truly are a wonderful man and definitely a great engineer too! Happy birthday to you! May you get the best in everything and may happiness come flowing through, As you add a new year today, my prayer is for God to grant you longer life in service of your alma matar, Delta state and Nigeria in general.

Congratulations! Happy birthday.

Delta Industrial Development Campaign

The #Delta Industrial Development Campaign goals is to kick start the #Delta Industrial Revolution come 2023. Our overall strategy is to engineer the Delta Industrial Development Master Plan (DIDMP) that shall form the basis of our campaign come 2023. Ultimately, the DIDMP shall form the of program of Delta State Government come 2023 when we take over power from Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.

The design basis of the DIDMP is centered on the Ten Project Commandments of the Delta Industrial Development. Overall philosophy is that the DIDMP shall form the vehicle to attract trade and investment to Delta State and thereby creating employment opportunities, quality education, standard healthcare system, improved security, beautiful and clean environment, peace and secured communities, creative art and sport development etc.

Delta State shall change the narrative of investments in Nigeria with the establishment of Sapele Industrial City (SICITY) FTZ, Escravos Industrial City FTZ, Forcados Industrial City FTZ and Asaba Industrial City FTZ. The Industrial Cities in Delta State are conceptualized as safe haven free trade zone (FTZ) to utilize the abundant gas resources within Delta State and the Gulf of Guinea as source of energy to generate power that is required for on-site manufacturing industries with an aim to achieve the economic diversification efforts of the Governments of Nigeria.

The Industrial Cities are conceptualized to comprise:

1. Oil and Gas District,
2. Energy and Power District,
3. Manufacturing District,
4. Jetty and Ports Terminals,
5. Business District,
6. Residential Districts.

The oil and gas district is designed to have Flow Stations, Gas Processing Plants, Refineries and Petrochemical Plants, LNG Plant, CNG Plant, LPG Plant etc. The Energy and Power Districts is designed for establishment of power plants to utilize the gas from the Oil and Gas Districts to generate electricity needed by the Manufacturing District. The Manufacturing District shall be laid out to accommodation different manufacturing plants that will utilize electricity from the Energy and Power District and abundant raw materials in Nigeria(timber, cocoa, cassava, fruits, robber, palm oil, ogogoro, bitumen, steel) for manufacturing processes.

The master planning design philosophy for the Ports and Jetty Terminals considers the establishing:

a) Offshore Logistics Base to serve as central point of Offshore Logistics for the oil and gas industries in the Western Niger Delta Region of Nigeria.

b) Subsea Centre Excellence for in-country Manufacturing of Offshore and Subsea Production Equipment such as X-tree, manifolds, FLETS, PLETS, Umbilicals, Subsea Control Equipment etc,

c) Niger Delta Dock Yards for Construction and dry docking of ships, barges, FSO, FPSO, NLG Carriers, VLCC in Nigeria.

The Resident District is to provide housing accommodation, shopping malls, ultramodern medical facilities, sporting facilities, education facilities, religious centers etc

The primary advantage of the Industrial Cities in Delta State over other industrial estates in Lagos and Ogun State is the due to its strategic geography and geology. When fully established, the Industrial Cities in Delta State will be the largest and only industrial estate in Africa with an integrated source of energy, access to the ocean, access to road and railway transport infrastructure, close proximity to an international airport and access to abundant agro raw material resources. The idea if for Government and the development Partners to provide the basic infrastructure and policies framework needed for private investors to establish their manufacturing plants.

Happy Birthday Mrs Esther Benson Igbakpa

Dear beloved,
Kindly join me celebrate my life partner, friend, prayer warrior, lover, better half, mother of my kids, and dearest wife in whom am well pleased.


Sweetie Benson Esther , over the years, you have stood firmly by me, both thick and tank you are there, when men turn their back at me, you are there, when men said there is a casting down, you are there firmly on your knees in prayers assuring me that with God, there is a lifting up.
Sweetheart, as you witness the auspicious occasion of your birthday anniversary, may God bless you with many more prosperous years of good health, greater grace, long life and prosperity in Jesus Name, Amen.
Congratulations honey and many happy returns!