Uviejitobor Advocates For A Bridge Across Enerhen River To Connect Opete Community In Udu LGA

Hon (Chief) Peter Uviejitobor
Hon (Chief) Peter Uviejitobor, Member Representing Udu Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly

The Member Representing Udu Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon (Chief) Peter Uviejitobor has advocated for a bridge across Enerhen River to connect Opete community in Udu local government area.

Speaking with newsmen in his office at the State House of Assembly Complex in Asaba, Hon Uviejitobor said the Enerhen-Opete bridge when executed will reduce the pressure of traffic on the Udu bridge which is deteriorating fast as a result of age and non-maintenance.

The Lawmaker noted that the Udu bridge which was constructed over thirty five years ago remains the only connect from Warri and Uvwie to the densely populated Udu local government area, stressing that a second bridge is urgently needed in the locality.

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Hon Uviejitobor who said the daily heavy traffic on the Udu bridge was of great concern, also drew attention to the dilapidated state of the bridge, saying that the bridge requires urgent rehabilitation to avoid a catastrophe.

He said nearly all the hand-rails on the bridge have fallen off among other serious issues faced by the bridge.

The Lawmaker disclosed that there is heavy urban drift to Udu local government area that requires some basic infrastructural revolution to address the challenges that come with such serious population explosion.

“Dualization of Udu road from Enerhen junction down to ECN junction and Orhuwhorhun road and from Orhuwhorhun Roundabout to Ekete junction, is long over due. I want to use this opportunity to call on Federal and Delta State Governments and their agencies, including the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and the Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission , DESOPADEC to intervene urgently on the above issues raised”, Uviejitobor appealed.

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The Lawmaker urged the management of the newly inaugurated Warri-Uvwie and Environs Special Areas Development Agency to take the reconstruction and rehabilitation of internal roads and drains in Udu as its priority as they settle down for action, emphasizing that “Udu local government area is a part and parcel of the catchment areas of the Warri, Uvwie and Environs Special Areas Development Agency”.

He commended Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for his foresight in establishing the agency, stressing that the people of Udu expect greater dividends of democracy in the second tenure of the PDP led administration in the state.

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