Gov. Douye Diri
Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri, has inaugurated two roads and some school projects constructed by Delta State’s Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Warri area, with a call on Deltans to sustain prevailing peace in the state.
The projects are the Ubeji access road in Warri South Local Government Area, access road from NPA to Warri Refinery and Petrochemicals in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area and Ighogbadu Secondary School, Okumagba Layout, Warri.
Diri lauded Okowa for linking communities in oil-rich Warri with motorable roads and providing functional schools.
According to him, the completion and inauguration of the projects will enhance the economy of the communities and also connect them to other parts of the state.
The Bayelsa Governor described Okowa as the pride of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a promise keeper and urged him not to relent in endearing himself to Deltans with his human capital and infrastructural development.
While pledging sustenance of the symbiotic relationship between Delta and Bayelsa, he called on Deltans to continue to support the governor to enable him record more feats in his commitment to building a Stronger Delta.
In his remarks, Okowa said that the Ubeji and NPA access roads were in terrible conditions hence the need to reconstruct them to open up the area to other parts of Warri.
He said that the vision of his administration was to restore the lost glory of Warri and environs through roads and other basic amenities.
The governor said that he was aware that roads would fail in Warri and environs if proper storm drainage was not in place, saying, therefore, that the ongoing storm water drainage project in the town would address the problem when completed in 2022.
He disclosed that the new Technical College in Effurun, under construction, would be completed in June, 2021 while academic work in the school would commence before the end of the year.
While appealing to the people of Uvwie, Ubeji and other residents of the state to remain peaceful, the governor assured that no part of the state would be abandoned in terms of development and empowerment.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, had said that since the present administration came into office, contracts for 452 road projects had been awarded with 282 completed and others nearing completion.
He lauded the two contractors for the road projects for adhering to contractual agreements and pledged government’s readiness to patronising competent contractors.
Governor Okowa thanked Governor Diri for finding time to come to Delta to inaugurate the projects.
The governor also thanked members of the community for being very peaceful, adding that it was because of the peace that they had provided that made it much easier for the government to provide the enabling infrastructure.
On his part, the Orosuen of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom, HRM, Emmanuel Okumagba, had thanked the Governor for transforming the area saying that not less than 29 internal roads have been built in the area within a short time by the Okowa administration.
“Since 1976, we have not seen any body that has matched your developmental strides in this area within the last six years .We now drive on smooth roads along 29 new streets in Okumagba Layout here,” the monarch said.