ASABA/Nigeria: The Delta State Government in an Executive Council Meeting, presided over by the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, had approved the comprehensive upgrade of facilities in Central Hospitals in Kwale, Ughelli, Oleh, Agbor, Warri and Sapele
This was made known in a press briefing by the State commissioner of Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu after the Council meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the Government House, Asaba.
He disclosed that approval was also given for Delta Cares Programme, a partnership programme with the World Bank, to resuscitate small and micro businesses affected by the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.
The council, according to the commissioner also approved the construction and rehabilitation of no fewer than 15 roads across the state at a cost of about N16 billion.
He said that the roads approved were spread across the three senatorial districts for fairness and equity.
Aniagwu listed the roads as construction of a bridge across River Ethiope in Umusume Quarters, Obiaruku; internal roads in Okpara-inland, construction of Ituru Road, Elume; construction of Deghele-Bateren Township road in Warri South-West.
Others are construction of Oporoza Township Roads in Gbaramatu and construction of Ogbe-Ijoh internal roads in Ogbe-Ijoh, both in Warri South-West and construction of Dantinajo Gold Resort Road, Oleh, Isoko South.
They also include the construction and reconstruction of Iregwa/Baleke and adjoining streets in Agbor, Ika South; reconstruction and overlay of Owerre-Olubo/Ute-Ogbeje road, Ika North-East.
The commissioner also said that construction of Obi-Ibabu/Ibabu road in Ndokwa West; rehabilitation and expansion of Old Lagos By-Pass (linking Benin/Asaba Expressway to Asaba/Okpanam Road) as well as construction of critical adjoining roads and discharge channel, Okpanam, Oshimili North, were approved by the council.
Others in the area, according to him, are construction of Isoko drive/Sir Eric Obiazi street, Madagwa Street/Amantu Crescent, GRA Phase 5, Asaba, Oshimili South and construction of Flood Control Measures on Summit Road through Nwelih Street, St. Patrick’s College, West-End Mixed Secondary School and Uche Medua Ige close.
The commissioner also stated that the council approved the payment of retirement benefits to some retirees of Delta State University, whose cases had problems.