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Delta Pursues Okowa’s SMART Agenda, To Embark On Road Construction

Posted: Jul 29, 2015 at 6:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Delta State government is set to begin massive road construction in the state to provide infrastructure and aid the prosperity of residents of the state.

Officials of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration, including the Commissioner of Works, Commissioner of Water Resources Development, Commissioner of Basic Education and the Chief Press Secretary to Governor, James Augoye, Fidelis Tilije, Chiedu Ebie and Ehiedu Aniagwu, respectively, disclosed this in a joint press briefing on Wednesday in Asaba, after the state executive council meeting.

During the press briefing at Government House, Asaba, the commissioners also stated that the executive council approved the construction of a modern market at Orerokpe.

Augoye said, “The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, during his campaign, made promises and he is in a haste to see that the campaign promises are actualised within the shortest possible time, within the limited resources available to the state, in line with the SMART agenda.

“We are aware that there is no way the SMART agenda can be actualised without having effective and sustainable road networks across the state, especially in the area of wealth and job creation.”

The state executive council also approved the dualisation of Nnebisi Road, which would be executed in two phases. “The first phase is from Nnebisi Road to the Cable Market, which is about 1.71 kilometres and from the market to the River Niger is going to be a single carriage road,” he said.

According to the commissioner, the Okowa government is also poised to address the menace of erosion in major towns and cities in the state.

On the proposed modern market at Orerokpe, Augoye said, “The construction of the market will be carried out by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, while the dualisation of the Traffic Light to Cable Market will be done by the Ministry of Works.”

On his part, Ebie said the council approved the  upgrade and procurement of educational equipment for the technical colleges in Agbor, Ofagbe and Sapele, “they are spread across the three senatorial districts in the state.

“We all know the benefits of technical and vocational education because  it helps to train our youths and also assure them of a better future.

“There will be an upgrade of the existing facilities, classroom blocks. workshops, residential accommodation for principals and hostels, there will be procurement of equipment, machines and everything that will be needed to teach the students.”