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Delta State Government Approves Construction and Rehabilitation of Five More Roads

…Approves Increase in Pensioners Payment and Appointment Of Three Traditional Rulers

In continuation of the laudable road construction initiative of the state government, the State Executive Council has approved the award of the contract for the construction and rehabilitation of Five more roads across the state.

This approval and others were contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah after the State Executive Council meeting held in Asaba and presided over by the State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa.

Ukah disclosed that approval was granted for the award of contract for the construction of Uzougba link Road to Issele Uku and Otulu Road, Ubulu Okiti, Aniocha South, the construction of old Okpe Road, Jeddo, Okpe Local Government Council and additional scope of works for the rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of Obutobo 1-Obutobo 11 to Sekebolou-Yokri Road in Burutu Local Government Council.

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The Commissioner also announced the approval for the award of contract for the construction of Ogwefe-Ugbenu Koko Road Phase 11, Oghara, Ethiope West and the construction of Access Road to Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko (Kurutie Campus) in Warri South West.

Ukah further revealed that the contract for the completion of the perimeter fencing of Asaba International Airport was approved, just as the procurement of third party services for the development of gas based Industrial Park in Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, was also approved.

Other approvals are the award of contract for the construction of 32 units cluster houses (2 bedrooms semi detached bungalow) at Oboghoro/Utolina communities in Warri North, the implementation of an automation of tax administration process by ICMA Professional Services which would commerce this month.

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The Commissioner for Information further announced that the faces of some pensioners in the State will soon be filled with smiles as the state government has approved an increase in the pension payable to them.

According to the Mr. Patrick Ukah, those to benefit are pensioners that retired before May 2000 who have gotten a 33% increase in the rates of pension they receive, adding that, that the increase is meant to ameliorate the sufferings of the pensioners.

Ukah stated that the EXCO approved the appointment of Obi Lawrence Onicha Kogwu as the Obi of Ubulubu in Aniocha North, Ebenanaowei of Tuomo Kingdom in Burutu Local Government Council and Obi Onyemaechi Josiah Jonathan 11 Kanyinaga as the Obi of Obomkpa, Aniocha North.

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