The Delta State Government has assured Deltans especially those residing in riverine communities that all road projects awarded in their communities would be completed by May this year.
The State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye gave this assurance while inspecting the 2.193km Obitonbon rigid concrete pavement road at Ogidigben, Warri South West local government area.
Chief Augoye said the Okowa administration was passionate about providing infrastructural development in riverine communities inspite of their difficult terrain.
He stressed that the riverine communities were part and parcel of the state and should also benefit from the all infrastructural development being carried out in urban centers.
The works commissioner who expressed delight that work had commenced on the project site, explained that the inspection exercise was not only to ensure that the contracting firm worked according to specifications but also to get firsthand information about the project and community and report back to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Chief Augoye paying homage to the Alaja of the Ogidigben community Pa Utieyin Maku, said the Obitonbon road project which linked four clans was dear to the state government as it would boost the socio/economic life of the people.
He sued for the continuous cooperation of the Ogidigben people pointing out that no meaningful development can thrive in an atmosphere devoid of peace.
The chairman of Warri South West local government Area Honourable Taye Touyo and the Olareaje of Ogidigben community thanked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for citing such project in Ogidigben even though it would gulp huge finance given the terrain of the town.
Honourable Touyo said the Ogidigben people are peace loving people as opposed to the volatile nature of most riverine communities and assured the State government of their unflinching support and cooperation.
Also speaking, a representative of the contracting firm handling the Obitonbon road project Mr. Natuke Emmanuel and the site engineer Atiene -kowe Robinson said they have not faced any challenges since they mobilised to site and promised to utilise the dry season to complete the project.