By Emmanuel Enebeli
The Delta State Government had been commended for her continuous infrastructural development of the state, especially in the rehabilitation and construction of roads and bridges that connects the towns and villages.
Making the commendation, the Executive Director Social Services Development, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Dr. Samuel Ossai, reacting to the approval of the construction of the Bridge linking Kwale, in Ndokwa West, and Beneku, Ndokwa East, across the Ase River, and the Obi-Ogo Eziokpor/Umuoshi Eziokpor roads said the approvals is a welcome development, as the construction will end the pains of the people, and improve the economic development of the area.
“This is a welcome development, as the people of these areas will be properly integrated in the main stream of economic and social development”.
He pointed out that the linking of Kwale and Beneku is overdue, as the use of the old system of Pontoon had deprived the people of accelerated economic and social development.
Dr. Ossai, said that roads are vital to the development of any society, and the attention on the Kwale-Beneku link bridge, and the approved roads of Obi-Ogo Eziokplor/Umuoshi Eziokpor roads will open these areas for economic investments, most especially as these areas are big sources of foods, which are often lost because of lack of access roads to evacuate the farm products.
“Roads are vital to the economic and social development of any nation, and community. With these approvals, the interaction between the people of Ndokwa east and Ndokwa West, and other Nigerians, will increase, as the fear of crossing the Ase River with pontoon, or canoe will no longer hinder such interaction. So also, the Obi-Ogo Eziokpor/Umuoshi Eziokpor roads.”
“These areas are very vital to the development of Delta State, as the Beneku area has a great deposit of oil and gas, a vital contribution to the development of the state. So also the Source of vital food items, as Ndokwa nation is a great source of food for the nutrition of the people of the state, as plantains, vegetables, yams and animal products exist in large quantity in the area.”
“I have to specially thank the Executive Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, for listening to the demands of the people of Ndokwa nation. I thank the EXCO members for working together with our amiable governor.” He concluded.