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We Can’t Abandon Asaba-Ughelli Dual Carriage Road –Okowa

Posted: Jul 10, 2015 at 12:15 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

DELTA State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has allayed fears over the completion of the multi-billion naira Asaba-Ughelli dual carriage way project.

Speaking during an unscheduled inspection on the on-going remedial work along the Section C axis of the road in Ogwashi-Uku on Thursday July 9, 2015, Okowa said road was an important project because it linked the East- West Road connecting Delta State to other states in the South-South region, disclosing that he was still being briefed about the project.

According to him, “this is an important road linking the East West road from Asaba to Ughelli, we cannot abandon the project, for Section C and Section A of the project, we are going to find out what caused the delay in the execution of the project and know what to do.”

“From what I have gathered so far, we are going to review the entire process in Section C, we were told it is an eight-lane road in some area, I don’t think the road is that busy for us to have an eight-lane road, we need to bring it to a size that is realistic and affordable, it is our duty to ensure that the road is motorable,” the governor said.

On the failed portion of the road, Okowa said, “I asked the DLA (Direct Labour Agency) to intervene despite the fact that there is a contractor for the project and you can see that they have done a lot of work, they have done the filling and the road is passable.”

The Site Engineer, Fred Agbanure who conducted the governor round said that flood water was being properly channelled, and more equipment would be moved to the site to ensure speedy completion of the work.

He also disclosing that within the next seven days, asphalt would be laid on the road.