Rivers com­mu­nity seeks re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion of in­dus­tries

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Vin­cent A. Yusuf

For­mer Sec­re­tary- Gen­eral of the Nige­rian Bar As­so­ci­a­tion, Bar­ris­ter Nimi Wil­son Jack said col­lapsed in­dus­tries needed to be re­sus­ci­tated to tackle un­em­ploy­ment in Rivers State.

He said this dur­ing in­ter­view with jour­nal­ists af­ter a monthly meet­ing of the Rivers State com­mu­nity held at the Rivers State House, Abuja.

Jack who is also seek­ing elec­tion into the of­fice of the gover­nor un­der the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) stressed that de­spite the N25 bil­lion Rivers State gets from the Fed­er­a­tion Ac­count monthly, there is no de­vel­op­ment to show for the huge re­sources.

He lamented that most of the river­ine com­mu­ni­ties in the state have been ne­glected in terms of de­vel­op­ment, adding that ameni­ties such as schools, hos­pi­tals and pipe borne wa­ter con­tinue to elude people of many com­mu­ni­ties in the state.

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