DELTA State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has assured the people of Burutu Local Government of his administration’s determination to complete the Ayakoromo bridge linking Burutu, Bomadi and Ughelli South Local Government Areas.
Governor Okowa who gave the assurance in Burutu during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Local Government Elections campaign flag off, said that enough funds have been provided in the 2018 Budget to ensure that work is completed according to schedule and specifications.
“We have heard so much about the Ayakoromo bridge and because of the importance of the bridge to the people of the area, we have provided the sum of N1bn for the bridge in the 2018 budget and I can assure you that the contractor will resume work immediately.”
The Governor stated at the well-attended rally, that the state government was also working on other road projects in the riverine areas including the 18.7km roads in Ogulaha, Obotobe I & II, Sokebolo and Yokri roads and Burutu Internal Roads to ease movements within the oil producing communities.
While expressing concern about the lack of electricity in Burutu town, Senator Okowa said, “we feel the pains of our brothers and sisters who suffer lack of electricity here, because we are a listening government, I have directed the Commissioner for Power and Energy, Barr Newworld Safugha to work out cost estimates and advise government on the most cost-effective way to connect the community to the National Grid.”
He urged the candidates of the party to work hard in their campaigns to ensure victory while urging them to reside with the people after their emergence “so that they can provide effective representation for their people.”
Governor Okowa specifically commended the people for turning out in their large numbers for the campaign rally despite the riverine terrain stating that the crowd of party faithful was a clear evidence that the PDP was strong in the area.
Chairman of the party in the state, Barr. Kingsley Esiso thanked the leaders of the party in the area and called for a more united party ahead of the January 6th Local Government Council Elections in the State.
Leaders of the party in the area who also spoke including Deputy Governor Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, Hon. Julius Pondi, Wing Comr. Peter Biakpara, Hon Tam Brisibe, Hon. Daniel Yingi, Kennedy Daubry, Hon. Asupa Forteta, Hon Frank Enekorogha, Hon. Funkekeme Solomon, Chief J.T. Government among others, stated that the mammoth crowd of supporters at the venue is an indication that the people of Burutu will vote massively for the party candidates in the January 6, 2018, local government elections.
Earlier, Chairman of the party in the Local government Hon. Ebike Oromoni thanked Governor Okowa for the projects going on in all the Wards in Burutu local government particularly the Ayakoromo bridge which the sum of N1bn has been provided for in the 2018 budget.