Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has taken the message of Delta Beyond Oil to the United States to solicit the support of foreign partners and institutions for the initiative.
Scheduled to speak at the Roosevelt Public Policy Institute in New York, on Perspectives on Sustainable Development in Delta State: Delta Beyond Oil, today, Governor Uduaghan has remained a strong advocate for the diversification of the stateâ€™s economy as being crucial for the stateâ€™s sustainable development.
Earlier, the governor was a guest to the United States Department of State and the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS, both in Washington, DC.,USA, where he articulated the vision of the current administration of the state for a Delta beyond oil.
The initiative has continued to spur substantial foreign interests in the non-oil and gas sectors of Delta Stateâ€™s economy, especially tourism, health and education.
Speaking on todayâ€™s event, Senior Adviser (Foreign Relations) to the Governor, Mr Oma Djebah, said: â€œIt is very reassuring to learn that foreign institutions like the prestigious Roosevelt Centre are offering their platforms to help resonate the Delta Beyond Oil message as canvassed by Dr. Uduaghan. The support of our foreign friends and partners has rekindled our hope for a sustainable future in Delta State, demonstrating endorsement for Uduaghanâ€™s vision for a Delta beyond oil.â€