As part of its urban renewal and development efforts and in accordance with the State Government’s plan to link rural areas to urban centers as well as give roads in the state a facelift, the Delta State Government has approved the construction, rehabilitation and widening of five roads in the state.
Speaking during a post executive council press briefing yesterday (05-4-16) the Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, flanked by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Government House, Hon. Henry Sakpra, disclosed that the roads were meant to bring economic development closer to the people and open up the various communities as well as a fulfillment of Governor Okowa’s campaign promises to the people of the areas.
According to Mr. Ukah, the approved roads include, rehabilitation, widening of access road to Beneku community in Ndokwa East Local Government Area, reconstruction, widening of Owhelogbo Abbi road in Isoko North and Ndokwa West Local Government Areas, review of scope of work and construction of Okere-Urhobo community roads in Warri South Local Government Area.
Others are construction of Ugbomro road (section 1) (between DSC Expressway and the Federal University of Petroleum Resources junction) in Uvwie Local Government Area, rehabilitation of Old Abraka road (from traffic light to power line), Owa in Ika North East Local Government Area.
Ukah also said in accordance with the declaration stating the Customary Law Regulating Succession to the Traditional Ruler Title of Obi of Ugboba, Exco approved the appointment of Prince Ezedimbu Emmanuel Nkebakwu III, as the Obi of Ugboba Kingdom in Aniocha North Local Government Area.