Udom Emmanuel, the governor of Akwa Ibom, complained on Saturday of the deluge of underdevelopment in the Niger Delta, in particular the state of the east-west motorway.
The governor said the region will be released soon.
Emmanuel also revealed that, as governor, people do not know how much he and his colleagues spent in the region to guarantee oil flows.
According to him, “The Niger Delta is the best place on earth and that is why God blessed us with so much resources but we are being treated like we are not doing the nation a favour and a time will come when we will be liberated.”
He made his position known at the palace of the Ovie of Agbon kingdom, HRM Ukori I in Isiokolo, Ethiope East local government area of Delta State during a courtesy visit to the monarch
Speaking earlier, the monarch in his address, applauded the developmental efforts of the governor in developing Akwa Ibom State.
He said: “Am not surprised at your achievements as Governor of Akwa Ibom State.
“After serving your first term in office, you took up the challenge to return to office for a second term as your achievements were visible and highlighted for all to see.”