By Abel Johngold Orheruata
WARRI/Nigeria: Delta State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro has advised Deltans, especially indigenes of the riverine areas as well as rural communities to keep faith with the state government, assuring that, the Senator Ifeanyi Okowa led administration is determined to get all rural communities in the state developed.
Otuaro gave the advice during an inspection tour of the Phase 1, Phase 11 Main Axial road in Okerenkoko community, Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West Local Government Area under construction by the state government.
The state deputy governor while fielding questions from newsmen, expressed satisfaction with the spate of work done by the contractor handling the project, noting that the road infrastructure by the Governor Okowa led administration is geared towards ensuring that government adds value to the lives of the people in rural communities of the state.
According to him; “In pursuance of our SMART Agenda programme, we did promise and very strongly too, all Deltans, that we are concerned about constructing roads and other infrastructure to better the lots of our people as encapsulated in our SMART Agenda. And what you are seeing now is, the Okerenkoko Phase 1, Phase 2 axial road that is undergoing construction by this administration.”
Otuaro noted that the Phase 1 of the Okerenkoko axial road which is about 1.5km, transversing the bank of the Escravos River is at 65 per completion stage, while the Phase 2, which is about 2.5 km will be completed in the next three and half months before the rains set in.
He advised indigenes of riverine communities to keep faith with Governor Okowa as his administration is committed and determined to get the rural communities developed.
“My advice to the indigenes of riverine areas in Delta State is that they should keep faith with the Senator Okowa led administration as it is poised to get the rural communities developed. So, we expect them to be patient, we expect them to furnish government with the needed consideration, the needed support and solidarity, so that we can get all the road infrastructure completed. We have earmarked all of them to be completed before the rains begin,” he stated.
Some indigenes of Okerenkoko community, who spoke to our correspondent expressed joy and thanks to the state government over the road project, adding that the roads, when fully completed will in no small way add value to their lives and help in boosting the economic advancement of the community.