The Executive Council of the Delta State Government has approved the construction and rehabilitation of Five additional roads across the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah informed Journalists of the development during a Press briefing shortly after the EXCO’s meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 stating that the approval for the construction and rehabilitation of the roads were necessary for work to commence immediately the rains ease off.
Ukah stated that due to the terrain of the state, roads can only be constructed in the dry season noting that the approved roads spread across the three senatorial districts.
“Exco approved the reconstruction of Korebe road in Koko, Warri North Local Government Area; the construction of Agbaroh/Orherhe/Otokutu road in Ughelli North Local Government Area, and the construction of Okwagbe/Otutua/Esaba road, phase 1, Okwagbe in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state,” he said, adding that approval was also given for “the construction of Okotomi, Obi Okonkwo Cresent/Pat Okonkwo street/Chukwu Meka Lane/part of Samuel Dietake Street/Diokpa Bishop Odu Street, Okpanam in the state capital territory.”
The Information Commissioner while applauding Governor Okowa’s commitment to the provision of quality infrastructure across the state, emphasized, “bearing in mind that good roads boost the socio-economic life of the people, approval was also, given for the rehabilitation of Jesse/Boboroku road in Ethiope West and the rehabilitation of lssele-Uku/Onicha Ugbo road from Obi palace junction in Aniocha North local government Area.”
Ukah further disclosed that the sum of N600 million was also approved by EXCO as the State’s counterpart fund for the implementation of the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals.