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Oborevwori advancing opportunities in rural communities through road devt - Aniagwu ~ Truth Reporters

Delta State Commissioner for Works, (Rural and Riverine Roads), Mr. Charles Aniagwu, Tuesday, said Governor Sheriff Oborevwori was committed to the provision of opportunities and meaningful development for all through road construction for rural dwellers across the state. 

Aniagwu disclosed this in an interview with journalists after inspection of ongoing construction of Nsukwa - Umute - Adonte Road in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state. 

He commended the contractor and engineers in the ministry for the effective supervision of the project. 

According to Aniagwu, “the entire stretch of the road is 7.5km but we are starting with the Phase 1 which is about 3.2km”. 

"The road comprises of upland and swampy areas, with 7.3 pavement width and it is part of Governor Sheriff Oborevwori’s desire to open up communities and build possibilities of communal inter connectivity. 

"You do know that as part of his 4-point Agenda there is opportunities for all and meaningful development. This project speaks specifically to those two aspects of the Governor's MORE agenda. 

"Despite the fact that this a very swampy area, Governor Oborevwori is not just looking out for only those in the cities, he also has eyes for those living in rural communities believing that they also contribute to the economy of our dear state. 

"This road is very vital to these communities around this corridor and I can tell you that this road was awarded in November 2023 and work is progressing steadily." 

The Works Commissioner who was flanked by the Director of Rural Roads, Engr Solomon Aghagba lauded the contractor for works done so far and directed that the contractor must adhere to the road design.

"From what we are seeing, the contractor is making a whole lot of progress even without any advanced payment, he has also not raised any certificate. 

"What you are seeing here is the commitment of some of our indigenous contractors.  We have continued to encouraged our indigenous contractors to grow. 

"With the kind of work being done here such as escavation of unsuitable surface materials and the dredging of sharp sand to fill some areas that are likely to have underground water, you could see that our indigenous contractors are also making a whole lot of progress and that's the desire of government to encourage them so that going forward they can compete favourably with their international counterparts. 

"We are pleased with what we have seen and we are hoping that in the course of 2024, that this particular project will be realised because the Governor is desirous of getting the job completed in good time." Aniagwu stated.

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