Asaba Flood Control: Okowa Urges Deltans To Be Patient With Contractors

Delta State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye
Delta State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye (right), flanked by Engr. Joshua Egube (left), Director of Highways, Ministry of Works, during the Commissioner’s inspection of the ongoing drainage work at the Inter Bau Round about in Asaba. PIX: BRIPIN ENARUSAI

Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has called for patience and understanding by the people whose movement have been restricted as a result of several road construction and drainage projects going on in different parts of the state.

Governor Okowa made the call on Monday, July 9, 2018 while inspecting the service drain project along Summit Road, Asaba.

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According to the governor who was represented by the Commissioner For Works, Chief James Augoye, “the construction works going on in our state, no doubt, have restricted the movement of some persons, we regret such and appeal to them to be patient, the projects are designed for the comfort of all when completed and we are confident that in the next couple of days, the roads will be free for easy movement.”

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“You can see the quality of work going on at this drainage project, it will channel water from the Summit road, to the Amilimocha river, we believe that once these projects are completed the flooding being experienced in Asaba will be a thing of the past and we are happy with the quality of work at the projects and the contractors are working with speed to ensure early delivery,” he said.

On-going Drainage Work at Inter-Bau RoundAbout, Asaba
On-going Drainage Work at Inter-Bau RoundAbout, Asaba

Governor Okowa reiterated his administration’s commitment to constructing roads and checking flood in major cities and towns of the state through the construction of drainage and sewers, emphasising “with good roads, functional drainage system, the state will be more attractive to investors and more comfortable to those of us who live here,”

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He commended the determination of the contractors to beat deadlines, emphasizing, “making Asaba free of flood is a task the Governor is determined to actualize and bearing in mind the fact that the state is playing host to international athletics competition in the next few days has made it imperative for the projects to be completed early enough.”

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