The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Syminton and top Embassy officials today paid a courtesy visit to the Delta State Government.
Receiving the US Ambassador and his team at Government House Asaba, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa noted that the visit of US officials to Delta State signifies that the state is safe for investors and business activities.
Okowa expressed confidence that the prevailing peace in the creeks of the Niger Delta would be sustained to ensure a robust working environment for investment in the state and Nigeria.
According to the governor, for more than four months, pipeline vandalism has not been experienced in the creeks, especially those in Delta State, asserting, “we are doing a lot to ensure that we have peace and it is our hope that we sustain the peace, it is in our best interest to do so.”
“We are looking forward to a peaceful and progressive 2017,” Governor Okowa reiterated, adding, that it is in the collective interest of all stakeholders for the peace to be sustained.
While commending the USA government for doing business in Nigeria, especially in Delta State, Governor Okowa assured investors that Delta State is safe for business, observing that the people are friendly and accommodating to visitors.
In his remarks, Ambassador Stuart Syminton who was accompanied by top Embassy officials disclosed that they were in the state to see how to deepen their business relationship with the people.