The Delta State Government says it has kept its promise to dualise the Nnebisi road which is about 70% completed, from the traffic light to the cable Point which terminates at the bank of the River Niger.
The government says the development was to actualise the vision of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration of even infrastructural development in the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Works, James Augoye, made the disclosure in Asaba, the Delta State capital, south-south Nigeria.
Augoye revealed that the road construction is in two phases with the first phase from Nnebisi Road to the Cable Market which is about 1.71 kilometres.
He added that the second phase would be from the market to River Niger as a single carriage road.
The Commissioner gave an insight on the characteristics and value of the road, stressing that the government would only embark on projects that were geared towards the economic development of the state.
He pointed out that without good roads, it would be impossible for economic activities to thrive, even as more deliverable was expected from the government.
The Cable Market is at the centre of the connection between the Igalas in Kogi State, the Igbos of Asaba in Delta State and the Igbos of Nteje in Anambra State.
Although some of the traders had raised concerns on the project, they commended the state government for its efforts so far.
They said the road was known to be very bad as it distorts the activities of farmers, traders and other road users.
Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has taken steps to fix failed portions of the Warri-Sapele road in the oil-rich state.
As part of urban renewal and infrastructural development in the state located in southern Nigeria, the Governor has also started an inspection of road constructions in different parts of the state.
Governor Okowa made the revelation shortly after he inspected the failed portions of the Benin-Warri Federal dual-carriage way.
He directed the state’s Ministry of Works and Direct Labour Agency to come up with estimates to enable the Delta State Government intervene in effecting the reconstruction of the failed portions.
Announcing his satisfaction with the pace of the on-going projects in the state, Senator Okowa reiterated his commitment to completing the projects before the rains set in.
Commenting on the Governor’s efforts, commuters and indigenes in the state commended the government for taking up the initiative to ease their movement.
Market women at the Cable Market in Asaba, the Delta State capital also expressed happiness with the road dualisation project.
Senator Okowa was accompanied by top government officials, including the Deputy Governor, Mr Kingsley Otuaro; the Commissioner for Works, Mr James Augoye and the Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah.
Other road projects inspected are the rehabilitation and overlay of Jeddo-Ughoton road in Okpe Local Government Area (LGA), the construction of access road to Eagle Heights University, Omadino in Warri South LGA, as well as the Asaba Airport projects.