Delta Govt. Says Dualising Nnebisi Road Nears Completion

 Nnebisi Road in Delta StateThe 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.

Okowa Inspects Ongoing Projects In Delta state

Delta-okowaDelta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has inspected some on-going road and market projects in Sapele and Okpe Local Government Areas in the state.

Governor Okowa was accompanied by the Commissioner for Works, James Augoye, Commissioner for Information, Patrick Ukah, Commissioner for Housing, Joseph Ogeh and the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mary Iyasere on Thursday.

The Governor urged the contracting firms especially indigenous construction firms to justify government’s confidence in them.

He decried the slow pace of work at some of the road projects and urged the construction firms to speed up their pace to meet the project specifications and time schedule.

Governor Okowa, however, promised to embark on regular inspection of projects in the state to ensure strict adherence to set standards.

Members of the Community also expressed their gratitude to the Governor for the development of roads in their community.

While promising that the rural communities would feel the impact of government in the distribution of projects, Governor Okowa explained that his administration has worked out modalities for the funding of projects to a completion and as such, no project would be abandoned.