President Goodluck Jonathan will not transfer the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Effurun, Delta State to Kaduna nor Abuja as speculated in some quarters.
The president said this Monday in Abuja when a delegation of the Urhobo Progressive Union (UPU), led by its President-General, Major-General Patrick Aziza (rtd.), paid him a visit at the State House presidential villa, Abuja.
In a statement signed by his media and publicity adviser, Reuben Abati, Mr. Jonathan said his administration attaches the highest possible value to the contributions of the Urhobo to national development and will therefore do all within its powers to address issues that are of concern to the ethnic group.
According to Abati, Jonathan assured members of UPU that all the concerns raised by them at the meeting will be referred to the relevant Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies for prompt action.
“Government is to solve problems. Our duty is to see how we can address the concerns of all of our people,” the president was quoted as saying.
On speculations surrounding the transfer of PTI from Delta state, President Jonathan dismissed it as a baseless rumour.
He thanked the Urhobo for their support for his administration, saying that he greatly appreciated their frank discussions with him.