Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has commended the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state for releasing funds for the payment of major roads contractors in the state.
Onuesoke, who made the commendation when he paid unscheduled inspection visit to Ughelli –Asaba dualisation road project as the special project director, said he was elated with the development because the move would substantially improve contractors’ confidence in the state government and overall projects execution.
He said the release of funds to major roads contractors is in tandem with the statement of the governor immediately after his inauguration on May 29, 2015 that he was in a hurry to transform the Delta state peculiar terrain by providing good roads for the people of the state.
Onueske pointed out that the first thing he did to show that he meant business was to intervene in the Benin-Warri Expressway which is a federal road by fixing the failed portions of the road, adding that Okowa’s road imprints are now seen everywhere across the state.
“In Asaba, the capital of Delta state, we have lost count of the number of roads the state government has constructed or refurbished. Okowa’s administration has even advanced further by going into roads in the difficult terrains of Forcados, Burutu, Ode-Itsekiri and some riverine areas of Warri South West, Warri South and Warri North – places where princes feared to tread,” he stated.
Onuesoke explained that the beauty of it is that the governor has opened up roads that link the hinterland where it would become easier for food stuff and goods to be transported to the upland markets.
He disclosed that Okowa has added new roads to be executed taking advantage of the dry season in addition to the over 90 roads project that have been completed or are at different stages of completion.
According to him: “They include the reconstruction and resurfacing of roads like the old Umunede/Emuhu road, Obiaruku/Abbi roads, Ughelli-Asaba dualisation road, access road to Ugbuwangue new layout, construction of Okuomowa road to Osubi to link Efekpo lane and the construction of Ekete main road, off DSC expressway among others. All these projects have endeared persons in these catchment areas to Dr. Okowa. No wonder they nicknamed him as ‘The Road Master’”.
Onuesoke urged the people of Delta State to re-elect Okowa in 2019 to enable him to complete some of the uncompleted road projects and to construct new road projects so as to bring socio-economic development to the state.