FG awards N1.1bn road
contracts in Delta, Senator says
distributed materials to members of his constituency
The Federal Government has
awarded road contracts valued at N1.1 billion in four communities of Delta
North Senatorial District, the Senator representing the zone, Ifeanyi Okowa,
Mr. Okowa, who said this on
Saturday in Asaba, listed the benefitting communities as Ibrede, Boji Boji Owa,
Alihiagu and Ute-Okpu.
The Senator, while speaking
at an empowerment programme he organised for residents of his constituency,
said work on the projects would soon commence.
“The Federal Executive
Council has also approved the contract for the construction of roads and
drainages in Umuda Layout in Asaba, to be awarded by the Niger Delta
Development Commission (NDDC),’’ he said.
The senator said government
had also started releasing funds for the Ugiliama-Ogume Road and Utor Bridge on
the Asaba-Ebu-Uromi road projects.
Mr. Okowa disclosed that
re-mobilisation to the site of the Utor bridge was being delayed by the
contractor’s demand for “a review of rates or contract pricing’’. He said he
and members of the House of Representatives representing constituencies in the
district had engaged in partnerships in order to attract projects to the area.
Speaking at the occasion,
Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, said it was necessary for the state
government to have details of the federal projects to ensure there was no
duplication of efforts.
“The resources are quite
limited. So, we must know who is doing what, so as to enable us channel the
resources properly, rather than spend them on duplicated projects,’’ he said.
Mr. Uduaghan commended the
senator for the bills he had sponsored at the Senate, saying he had
demonstrated that he was worth the election he won to the National Assembly’s
“It is not easy to sponsor
bills. It requires knowledge and boldness to sponsor bills and our Senator has
been demonstrating these two basic attributes of a good legislator,” he said.
The governor commended the
senator’s empowerment programme and his ability to attract development programmes
and projects to his district.
Part of Mr. Okenwa’s
empowerment program was the distribution of several materials including
tricycles to over 400 members of the communities
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