The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has commissioned two water projects in Botem-Tai and Teenama communities in Tai and Khana Local Government Areas of the State.
Speaking while commissioning the water project at Botem-Tai, Abe charged the people of Ogoni Ethnic Nationality to be self-reliant and economically independent in order to overcome the challenges of poverty and economic stagnation affecting the people.
He decried the high level of poverty in Ogoni-land; and urged the people to devise a means of developing themselves economically.
Speaking at the commissioning in Teenama community, the senator said until the people got their economics rights, a lot of other things would not be in place adding that they must be able to device means and attributes that would enable them address those challenges effectively.
Abe assured the people of his plan to develop an economic blueprint that would tackle the challenges in the region effectively.
In his speech, the Chairman of Teenama Council of Chiefs and Elders, Barinua Nwikonee who thanked the senator for donating free water to the Teenama people, said the community has been neglected, marginalized politically and abandoned to fate.