Delta State governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday dispelled rumour that he was involved in the Independent
Power Project (IPP) scandals, saying that he should be counted out of it.
While he vowed to fulfil his electioneering promises to Deltans, Okowa told journalists in Asaba that the IPP project had challenges, especially in the absence of gas supply, adding that “We cannot continue to spend money on project that has not been properly put in place. Obviously there are challenges on the project. We are seeking for advice. It is a huge challenge and, so far, over N30 billion has been sunk into the project without gas supply”.
On Warri industrial park, Okowa disclosed that the project initiated by his predecessor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, was put on hold for economic meltdown, saying the state government was studying the values of the park, especially on the money spent on it.