The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has regretted that the oil producing communities in Imo State have largely been neglected by the Federal Government and noted that the time has come for the communities concerned to receive adequate attention like their counterparts in other states.
He also directed all Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contractors handling unfinished projects in the state to return to work with immediate effect.
Osinbajo spoke in Owerri while on a one-day working visit to the state, informing that he had come at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari to consult with stakeholders in the oil producing communities of the Niger-Delta region which Imo State is one of them.
The Vice-President confessed at the palace of Imo State Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Samuel Ohiri, that the people of Imo State have been largely marginalised as an oil bearing state of Nigeria, however said the Federal Government would make amends.
He promised that Imo would henceforth receive fair treatments from the Federal Government.
The Acting President however, promised that the Federal Government would look at the ways to redress the injustice done the area by given more attention to the state.