Plateau Killings: Niger Delta Militants To Go After Herdsmen and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association, If Nothing Is Done In 21 Days


A coalition of Niger Delta militants, yesterday, gave the Federal Government a 21-day notice to end killings in the country.

The group lamented the recent killing by herdsmen in Plateau State.

The militants, who met at Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State during the weekend, also tasked the Federal Government on protection of lives and property of Nigerians.

The militants warned the Federal Government that there’ll be doom if failed to forestall anarchy and further bloodshed.

They declared a 21-day mourning period for those massacred recently in Plateau State by rampaging herdsmen, and threatened to declare herdsmen and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association enemies.

A statement by leader of the coalition, W.O I Izonebi, read, “As agitators with conscience, we take lives of fellow Nigerians sacrosanct as no amount of provocation will lead to the slaughtering of innocent Nigerians because of cows.

“We, therefore, declare 21 days of mourning for the innocent Nigerians killed in Plateau State by foreigners trained by late Gaddafi that are now masquerading as herdsmen, according to our President, Muhammadu Buhari.

“We urge the government to do the needful before the expiration of our 21 days of mourning to avoid a total breakdown of law and order because it seems we do not have law, and government is unable to implement its primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties of its citizens.

“We demand implementation of the following to avoid doom and more loss of lives: The immediate devolution of power to states and regions to enable governors discharge their primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties and declaration and proscription of the Gaddafi mercenaries masquerading as herdsmen as a terrorist organisation.

“The government and security agencies saddled with the responsibility of protecting Nigeria and its territorial integrity should apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime against innocent Nigerians and humanity; total overhaul of the security organisation and security chiefs, immediate arrest of the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association leaders and its disbandment with immediate effect.

“We also condemn the inability of the government and securityagencies to protect its citizens from foreigners masquerading asherdsmen committing genocide in the Middle Belt of our dear nation, Nigeria.

“We are not going to fold our arms to see foreigners masquerading as herdsmen slaughter and kill hardworking Nigerians that are going about their legitimate businesses and livelihood anymore, when we have a democratically elected government in place.

“We are bold to ask these questions? What is the primary responsibility of government? Why is nobody being arrested and prosecuted for these killings? As agitators with conscience, we take lives of follow Nigerians sacrosanct as no amount of provocation will lead to the slaughtering of innocent Nigerians because of cows.

“We, therefore, warn that after this 21 days of mourning is over and nothing is done, we, the good people of the Niger Delta, and coalition of agitators will have no choice than to declare herdsmen and Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association enemies of the Niger Delta and Nigerians in general.

“Therefore, we do not wish to see them in any of the Niger Delta states because the pollution and degradation of our farmlands and the polluted waters and rivers are enough provocation, let alone seeing our mothers and sisters in a life threatening situation and being killed by cattle breeders, while the Miyeti Allah is applauding them because they value the lives of cows more than human lives.

“Enough of this carnage going on, we should use this 21 days of mourning to reflect and ask the question, if we are truly a nation where the life of a cow is more valuable than human life.”

© Native9ja Reporters

ROAD CONSTRUCTION-A VERY CRITICAL AND STRATEGIC PART OF GOV OKOWA'S SMART AGENDA.



By Patriot Dantes Odogwu.

By virtue of its overall strategic importance to the socioeconomic wellbeing of any given society, it's doubtful whether any meaningful progress can be attained in an environment devoid of motorable roads and highways.

For instance, motorable roads are very crucial to the movement of humans and agricultural goods from the hinterlands and villages to the urban centres where populations require them for existential survival.

Same also goes for industrial activities wherein large volumes of raw materials and finished products are transported to and fro without the parties involved having to contend with the avoidable financial hassles or costs and physical / mental inconveniences associated with bad and deplorable road networks.

If there is any recurring or noticeable desire among Deltans, it is the need to have a well- charted network of roads,highways,streets and lanes cascading the length and breath of the State. This fortunately is indeed a legitimate and rewarding desire that constitutes a major bedrock of the SMART Agenda of the State Government.

We are not unaware of the cynicism of naysayers who are sometimes unduly appalled concerning the reasons that Gov Okowa has deliberately decided to put much focus on road construction.

We are however also glad that these cynics agree that such focus of His Excellency on roads has in no manner portrayed any disproportionate or neglectful attention on the other critical Sectors. All the same, these cynics have to appreciate that Okowa is one leader who comprehends the importance or place of roads to the social,economic, physiological and psychological wellbeing of the electorate.

To the incurably humane Governor, our car owners and transporters should not be sentenced to repeated or customary visits to spare part dealers and mechanic workshops owing to the deplorable state of our roads. Needless to say too, His Excellency is aware that such avoidable visits end up placing undue pressure on the already overstretched and depleted finances of the victims who suffer like most other Nigerians from the economic recession that has hit citizens and even the Governments of Nigeria.

Under the SMART Agenda, Deltan and Federal roads are critical to the Vision to make Delta State an industrial hub of the South South region.

It is actually the desire of Gov Okowa to ensure that industrialists, agricultural entrepreneurs ( including those from the STEP and YAGEP ),artisans etc are able to move raw materials and finished products with ease no matter where they are located across the State.

Remarkably too,the spread of road construction by the current State Government has been adjudged and hailed by many as very equitably and fairly distributed and equally tailored to the peculiarities of the terrains wherein they are situated.

The simple explanation is that Gov Okowa being an ardent pan- Deltan, is driven unrepentantly with the consciousness that all nooks and crannies of the three Senatorial Districts deserve the dividends of Democracy which include motorable roads.

The Okowa administration is also irrevocably committed to executing projects which are capable of standing the test of time and in the light of this, any contractor found. doing shoddy jobs will be blacklisted regardless of the number of kilometres of roads already executed.

During the Ministerial Press Briefing held in Asaba in the month of April, 2018, the indefatigable Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye had gladly informed the audience that the
Delta State Government has embarked on the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation
and maintenance of 208 road projects in three years.

According to the Honourable Commissioner, the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has approved and awarded the construction of 193 road projects covering over 732km and 229km of concrete drains between May 2015 and March 2018.

He further noted that the seeming increase and pace of new projects across the State stemmed mainly from the large rates of approval and award of projects across the State by the current administration; adding that the number of inherited projects from the previous administrations also have led to the increase in the number o ongoing projects.

His words: “Of the figure, 92 roads covering over 350km have been completed, while 116 roads are at various stages of completion.”

Indeed,going by the unprecedented avalanche of roads being witnessed across the State, it obviously behoves on us as residents of the State to imbibe the appropriate maintenance culture by ensuring that we desist from dumping refuse in the drains in order to prolong the life span of these roads. More so, it is our collective wish that agencies of Government saddled with the upkeep,supervision and maintenance of our roads,drainage works be penalised if found wanting.

At this juncture, I think it is somewhat necessary for me to itemize some of these roads constructed by the State Government ( many of which are already completed,Ongoing or recently awarded ) in order to afford readers the privilege of having a pictorial grasp and appreciation of the laudable achievements of Gov Okowa's Government especially in the Transportation Sector .





LIST OF COMPLETED, ONGONG & RECENTLY AWARDED

1. Rehabilitation of Warri – Sapele Expressway at Ch 6 + 500 and at Ch 1 + 100 from Effurun Roundabout- Uvwie/ Okpe –Completed

2. Construction of Abraka Township Roads (Phase I)-Ethiope East-Completed

3. Construction of Access Road and Parking Lot at the Palace of Ovie of Agbon Kingdom at Isiokolo -Ethiope East-Completed

4. Expansion and Rehabilitation of Sections of Oghara Junction to Otefe Road in Ethiope West LGA-Ethiope West-Completed

5. Dualization of Access Road to Jesse -Ethiope West-Completed

6. Rehabilitation of Failed Sections of Link Road from Oghara to Koko / Ugbenu Highway in Ethiope West Local Government Area-Ethiope West-Completed

7. Construction of Onomigbo Street, Orerokpe, Okpe L.G.A-Okpe-Completed

8. Construction of Ejinyere/Orodje Streets Orerokpe, Okpe L.G.A-Okpe-Completed

9. Construction of Okuvo-Kpokpogri-Opuraja/Iriama Junction Road in Okpe L.G.A-Okpe-Completed

10. Construction of Aragba/Okobia/Okwetolor/Okuagbude/Warri-Sapele Junction-Okpe-Completed

11. Rehabilitation of Adeola Road/New Ogorode Road Junction in Sapele LGA-Sapele-Completed

12. Rehabilitation and Overlay of Ogaga Road and Constructin of Spur to Rev. Atufe Oyibo Close, Amukpe-Sapele-Completed

13. Reconstruction of Ikoyo Avenue (Obule School Road), off Shell Road, Sapele-Sapele-Completed

14. Construction of Hon. Joyce Overah street off Dedevwo Road, Gana to link Otuedor Street and Ugberikoko Road Sapele-Sapele-Completed

15. Reconstruction of Ovwian Main Road, Off Udu Road, Udu LGA-Udu-Completed

16. Rehabilitation and Asphalt Overlay of Ekreravwe/Orhoakpor/Isiokolo Road, in Ughelli North & Ethiope East LGA-Ughelli N & Ethiope East-Completed

17. Reconstruction of Oteri Township Road Ughelli North L. G. A.-Ughelli North-Completed

18. Rehabilitation/Maintenance of Various Roads to Agbarha in Ughelli North-Ughelli North-Completed

19. Resurfacing of Ughelli-Agbarha Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area (Phase 2)-Ughelli North-completed

20. Construction of Ughelli-Afiesere-Ofuoma Road in Ughelli North L.G.A-Ughelli North-Completed

21. Rehabilitation / Resealing of Okpare-Umolo-Ovwodokpok-Kiagbodo-Ughelli South-Completed

22. Construction of Okpe-Olomu/Umolo Road; Phase I: from Okpe-Olomu to Olomu Secondary School, Otorere-Ughelli South-Completed

23. Reconstruction of the failed portions of Ewhu-Orere road and construction of Etaga Street-Ughelli South-Completed

24. Maintenance of Roads in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area-Uvwie-Completed

25. Obodo avenue (Berger Road) Shaguolo Area, Off Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company, Ekpan in Uvwie Local Government Area -Uvwie-Completed

26. Construction of Ugbomro Road (Section I: Between DSC Expressway and the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Junction) in Uvwie Local Government Area - Uvwie –Completed

27. Reconstruction of Ugborikoko/Polokor Market/Okere Road-Uvwie-Completed

28. Construction of Group Medical and City of God Roads and Overlay of Entrance at Mosheshe Estate, Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area-Uvwie-Completed

29. Issele-Uku Main Access Road from Benin/Asaba Federal Highway with an Extension to Obi Palace Junction to Market Road, in Issele-Uku Town, Aniocha North LGA-Aniocha North-Completed

30. Continuation of the Construction Of Issele-Uku/Onicha-Uku/Ugbodu/Ukwu-Nzu/Obomkpa/Idumu-Ogo Road: Completion Of Phase II of the Contract (2.43km Length) from Onicha-Uku to Ukwu-Nzu in Aniocha North Local Government Area-Aniocha North-Completed

31. Rehabilitation of Issele-Uku (from Obi Palace Junction) to Onicha-Ugbo Road -Aniocha North-Completed

32. Rehabilitation of Issele-Uku/Issele-Mkpitime/Onicha-Olona Road-Aniocha North-Completed

33. Completion of Palace Road in Owa-Oyibu, Ika North - East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

34. Construction of Ikokogbe/Idumizomor Road, Owa-Oyibu in Ika North-East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

35. Construction of Edwin/Ikechukwu Roads, Owanta/Aliosimi in Ika North East LGA. -Ika North East-Completed

36. Construction of Odion/Odi/Igunbor and Ewere Street in Ika North East LGA- Ika North East –Completed

37. Rehabilitation of Old Abraka Road (from Traffic Light to Powerline), Owa in Ika North East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

38. Construction Ogala-Chukwuemeke Street, with A Spur to Orolua Close, Word of Faith Street and Kingsley Street, Owa in Ika North-East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

39. Construction of Onyeacholem Street in Ika North East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

40. Construction of Access Road to Ani-ikpeku, (Palace Road) Igbodo -Ika North East-Completed

41. Construction of Word of Faith Street, Owa-Ika North East-Completed

42. Reconstruction of Owa-Alero/ute-Okpu Road (from Railway Flyover Bridge to Ute-Okpu Roundabout) in Ika North LGA-Ika North East-Completed

43. Construction of Ndobu Road, Off Palace Road, Igbodo, Phase I-Ika North East-Completed

44. Construction of Melekwe Street, Owa-Ika North East-Completed

45. Construction of Owa-Alidinma Road, Ika North East LGA-Ika North East- Completed

46. Construction of Mbiri Township Roads, Mbiri-Ika North East-Completed

47. Construction of Asiwe Lane, Okubor Street and Obiagbena Lane, all in Owanta-Ika North East-Completed

48. Rehabilitation and Resurfacing of Owa-Alero/Idumuesah Road -Ika North East-Completed

49. Rehabilitation and Resurfacing of Owa-Alero/Owa-Oyibu Road in Ika North East Local Government Area-Ika North East-Completed

50. Reconstruction of Owa-Alero/Ute-Okpu Road in Ika North East Local Government Area (from Owa-Alero Roundabout to Railway Fly-Over Bridge)-Ika North East-Completed

51. Construction of Idumu-Iso Street and Idumu-Ozue Lane, Owa-Alero-Ika North East-Completed

52. Construction of Alero Street (from Melekwe Junction to Alika Street), Melekwe Lane, Obiagbena Lane II off Obiagbena Street, Boji Boji Owa-Ika North East-Completed

53. Construction of the Extension of Ikokogbe / Idumuizomor / Palace Road, Owa-Oyibu in Ika North East Local Government Area.-Ika North East –Completed

54. Construction of drainage along Edwin/Ikechukwu Street, Boji-Boji Owa in Ika North East LGA-Ika North East –Completed

55. Construction of Orikeze Street with a Spur to Orikeze Close in Ika South LGA-Ika South-Completed

56. Construction of Middle Section of Alisimie/Oza-Nogogo in Ika South LGA- Ika South –Completed

57. Construction of Upper Imudia/Dr. White Street, Agbor, Ika South L. G. A.- Ika South –Completed

58. Construction of Idumu Ugboh Street with a spur of 113m to Godwin Emefiele Close, Agbor- Ika South –Completed

59. Maintenance of Obi Ikechukwu and Palace Roads Agbor-Ika South-Completed

60. Rehabilitation of Failed Sections of Agbor/Abavo/Umutu/Eku Road (From College Junction Agbor to Eku Junction)-Ika South, Ukwuani, Ethiope East-Completed

61. Construction of Entrance Road to Iselegu Town (Phase I)-Ndokwa East-Completed

62. Construction of Ushie Township Roads, Ushie-Ndokwa East-Completed

63. Rehabilitation of the Kwale/Ogume/Amai/Obiaruku Road and asphalt overlay of an 11.1 kilometre section-Ndokwa West-Completed

64. Construction/Rehabilitation of Kwale Township Roads in Ndokwa East Local Government Area.- Ndokwa West –Completed

65. Construction of Council Road, Akwukwu-Igbo in Oshimili North LGA-Oshimili North-Completed

66. Construction of Ogbani Road (Circular Road) and Completion of Hezua Roaad (Phase I) Akwukwu-Igbo in Oshimili North LGA-Oshimili North-Completed

67. Construction of Joseph Ebolo and Madonna School Road, Asaba-Oshimili North-Completed

68. Dualization of Nnebisi Road (from Traffic Light Junction to Cable Point) Asaba-Oshimili South-Completed

69. Construction of Esenwa Street, Access Road to Christ Embassy Church Road and Extension of Access road to the Orthopaedic, Surgical Wards and Doctors Quarters, Asaba-Oshimili South-Completed

70. Construction of Usonia Street in Asaba-Oshimili South-Completed

71. Construction of Monu Olarewaju Crescent, Off Marian Nneamaka Ali Drive, Asaba in Oshimili South LGA-Oshimili South-Completed

72. Construction of Discharge Drainage Channel at Ibori Golf Course, Asaba in Oshimili South Local Government-Oshimili South-Completed

73. Rehabilitation of Roundabout at Nnebisi/Okpanam/Anwai Roads and Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan Way Intersection, Asaba (Section II)-Oshimili South-Completed

74. Rehabilitation of Roundabout at Nnebisi/Okpanam/Anwai Roads and Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan Way Intersection, Asaba (Section I)-Oshimili South-Completed

75. Construction of Obi Okolotu/Anthony Annonye Street with access from Madumezie Street-Oshimili South-Completed

76. Construction of Amai Ezionum Abbi Road Phase II from Ezionum to Abbi in Ukwani LGA- Ukwuani/ Ndokwa West –Completed

77. Construction of Owerre-Olubor/Ekwuoma Road-Ika North East-Completed

78. Construction of a Reinforced Concrete Rigid Pavement at Zion Road, Bomadi -Bomadi-Completed

79. Rehabilitation of Ozoro/Oleh Road-Isoko North, Isoko South-Completed

80. Reconstruction/Expansion/Construction of Kefas Road/Old Emede Road/Uzere Junction, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area.-Isoko South-Completed

81. Construction of Drains along Old Emede Road/Emede-Olomoro Junction, Oleh in Isoko South LGA-Isoko South-Completed

82. Rehabilitation of Aviara/Araya/Okpare Road and Construction of Okpare/Okpawa Road-Isoko South-Completed

83. Construction of Uduophori (Bomadi/Ohoro Junction)/Toru-Angiama/Toru-Apelebiri/Patani Road (Phase II) in Patani L.G.A.- Patani –Completed

84. Construction of Access Road to Awaritse Industrial Park, Obitugbo (Phase) 1 in Warri North Local Government Area-Warri North-Completed

85. Construction of Lucky Kpenosen Road, Koko -Warri North-Completed

86. Completion of the Construction of Iwere College Road, Koko -Warri North-Completed

87. Construction of Access Road to Awaritse Industrial Park, Obitugbo (Phase 2) in Warri North Local Government Area- Warri North –Completed

88. Construction of Ejiyere Street, Dederu Street and Akemu Street(by Church of God Mission)Warri South Local Government Area.-Warri South-Completed

89. Rehabilitation of Esisi Road and Marapo (Swamp) Road -Warri South-Completed

90. Rehabilitation of NPA Bye Pass Road (from New Port Gate to Old Port Gate), Warri, Warri South Local Government Area-Warri South-Completed

91. Construction of Okere-Urhobo Community Road in Warri South -Warri South-Completed

92. Construction of Hon. Chief Frank Omare Crescent, Okumagba Layout, Warri-Warri South-Completed

93. Construction of Okurekpo/Okunoh-Okpara/Okoruah/Onumane/Samagidi Road -Ethiope East-Ongoing

94. Construction of Oghara Township Road, Phase VI-Ethiope West-Ongoing

95. Reconstruction and rehabilitation of failed portions of various roads in Mosogar-Ethiope West-Ongoing

96. Rehabilitation of Jesse/Boboroku Road-Ethiope West-Ongoing

97. Dualization of Effurun-Osubi-Eku Road (Sector A).-Okpe-Ongoing

98. Rehablitation of Jeddo Ughoton Road and Construction of Access Road to Eagles Height University-Okpe-Ongoing

99. Rehabilitation of Ugbokodo Road, from Jeddo/Ughoton Road Junction to the Market- Okpe –Ongoing

100. Extension of Ejinyere/Orodje Streets Orerokpe, Okpe LGA- Okpe –Ongoing

101. Dualisation of Sapele Road from Amukpe Roundabout by Sapele/Warri Expressway to AT & P Roundabout Sapele in Sapele Local Government area -Sapele-Ongoing

102. Construction of Edegbrode-Elume Road in Sapele Local Government Area -Sapele-Ongoing

103. Construction of Grace Road, Ekete Waterside, Udu, Udu Local Government Area-Udu- Ongoing

104. Reconstruction of Ekete Main Road, off DSC Expressway, Ekete in Udu Local Government Area -Udu-Ongoing

105. Construction of Oritsejobor Street, Dr. Steve Oru Street, Dr. Steve Oru Close, Okpodjiko Street Extension, and Rehabilitation of Okpodjiko Access Road in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Govt Area -Ughelli North-Ongoing

106. Construction of Royal Avenue and Prince Eric Drive in Ughelli, Ughelli North LGA-Ughelli North-Ongoing

107. Continuation of Agbarho/Orherhe/Otokutu Road, Section I (From Agbarho to Orherhe in Ughelli North LGA- Ughelli North –Ongoing

108. Construction of Oseri / Ayovoriemu Street with a spur to Chief Justice Marshal Umukoro Street in Ughelli-Ughelli North-Ongoing

109. Rehabilitation & Resealing of Otu-Jeremi /Okwagbe Road in Ughelli South LGA -Ughelli South-Ongoing

110. Construction of Ovwor/Effurun-Otor Bridge and Access Roads in Ughelli South LGA-Ughelli South-Ongoing

111. Construction of Okwagbe/Otutuama/Esaba Road, (Phase I: from Okwagbe to the first bridge) -Ughelli South-Ongoing

112. Rehabilitation/Asphalt Overlay of Ekakpamre/Ekrokpe/Usiefurun Road in Ughelli South and Udu LGA-Ughelli South/Udu-Ongoing

113. Widening of Warri/Sapele Road. Phase I: from Effurun Roundabout to Enerhen Junction (Warri Bus Rapid TRansit (BRT) Project)-Uvwie-Ongoing

114. Expansion and Upgrading of Tankers Park, Ekpan in Uvwie LGA- Uvwie –Ongoing

115. Maintenance of Effurun Roundabout and Refinery Road, Effurun -Uvwie-Ongoing

116. Construction of Okuomowa Road in Osubi to link Etakpo Lane / MacNero Road, Osubi- Okpe-Ongoing

117. Construction of Bethel Oborovwori Crescent / Iyamu Street in Osubi to link Maroko in Okuokoko, Osubi-Okpe-Ongoing

118. Construction/Rehabilitation of Internal roads in Orogun town -Ughelli North-Ongoing

119. Construction of Concrete Drains and Discharge Channel from Refinery Road through Aribogha Street, Jesus is Lord Street to the Natural Waterway by Regal Clinic, Jakpa Road, Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area -Uvwie-Ongoing

120. Construction of Arhagba - Orogun Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area (Phase I: From Arhagba/Emonu Junction to Ebor Community)-Ughelli North-Ongoing

121. Construction, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of five (5) Roads in Sapele -Sapele-Ongoing

122. Reconstruction of the Failed Portions of Okuvo/Okugbogbo/Mereje Road -Okpe-Ongoing

123. Continuation of the Construction Of Issele-Uku/Onicha-Uku/Ugbodu/Ukwu- Nzu/Obomkpa/Idumu-Ogo Road: Completion Of Phase I of the Contract (6.65km Length) from Idumu-Ugo to Obomkpa in Aniocha North Local Government Area-Aniocha North- Ongoing

124. Continuation of the Construction of Onicha-Ugbo/Ubulu-Uku Road with a spur to Knowledge Centre, Onicha-Ugbo; Phase I: from the Expressway Junction to the Knowledge Centre including Internal Roads within the Centre (2.157km)-Aniocha North-Ongoing

125. Construction of Idumuje-Ugboko/Idumuje-Unor Road -Aniocha North-Ongoing

126. Completion of the Construction Of Ogwashi-uku/Ubulu-Unor Road- Aniocha South – Ongoing

127. Rehabilitation and Asphalt Overlay of Nsukwa/Ejeme Aniogor/Agbor-Alidinma/Owa- Alidinma in Aniocha South, Ndokwa West, Ika South & Ika North East LGA-Aniocha South, Ndokwa West, Ika South & Ika North East –Ongoing

128. Construction of Agboma-Mokpia Street, Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area-Ika North –Ongoing

129. Dualization of Owa-Ekei-Owa-Alero Road (from Old Lagos/Asaba Road to Owa Alero Roundabout) in Ika North East LGA- Ika North East –Ongoing

130. Construction of concrete drains along Owa-Alidinma Road -Ika North East-Ongoing

131. Dualisation of Old Lagos Asaba Road from Emuhu Junction to Agbor-Obi Junction in Ika North East LGA- Ika North East & Ika South –Ongoing

132. Rehabilitation & Asphalt Overlay of Umunede/Otolokpo/Ute-Okpu/Ekuku- Agbor/Ndemili/Obeti/Umutu Road in Ika North East, Ika South, Ndokwa West & Ukwuani LGA-Ika North East, Ika South, Ndokwa West & Ukwuani-Ongoing

133. Construction of Agbor Alidinma/Obiduhon Road- Ika South –Ongoing

134. Construction of Abavo Circular Road, Abavo Phase 1: 5.26 Kilometre- Length inclusive of the spur into Ogbekile Street in Ika South LGA-Ika South-Ongoing

135. Construction of Idumu-Oza/Alihiagwu/Oki Road- Ika South –Ongoing

136. Construction of Emeghai and Uhiere Streets, Agbor-Ika South-Ongoing

137. Construction of Alisimie/Igbanke Road with a Spur to Imahiagbe Street -Ika South-Ongoing

138. Reconstruction and resurfacing of Old Umunede/Emuhu Road with a spur to the Asaba/Benin Expressway -Ika South-Ongoing

139. Rehabilitation/Widening of Access Road to Beneku Community in Ndokwa East LGA- Ndokwa East-Ongoing

140. Dualization of Asaba/Okpanam Road Section II- Oshimili North –Ongoing

141. Construction of Obobo/Abu-Ise/Umutei Road, Illah-Oshimili North-Ongoing

142. Consultancy Services for the Rehabilitation Works on Asaba International Airport Runway and Taxiways-Oshimili South-Ongoing

143. Continuation and Completion of the Construction of Storm Water Ccontrol Measures in DLA/Jesus Saves Corridor in Asaba-Oshimili South-Ongoing

144. Construction of Edu China Street (Access Road to Daily Independent Newspaper), Asaba - Oshimili South-Ongoing

145. Completion of the Rehabilitation of Runway and Taxiways, Extension of Box Culvert and ancillary works at Asaba International Airport, Asaba-Oshimili South-Ongoing

146. Construction of Storm Water Discharge Channel Along DBS/Cabinet/ Umejei Adudu Way to Amilimocha River, Asaba-Oshimili South-Ongoing

147. Construction of Storm Water Drainage Along Amb. Ralph Uwechue Way to Anwai River, Asaba-Oshimili South-Ongoing

148. Construction of Obiaruku/Umuebu Road, (Phase I: The First 5 Kilometres from Obiaruku) - Ukwuani-Ongoing

149. Construction of Dein Palace/Oza-Nogogo Road, Ika South L.G.A -Ika South-Ongoing

150. Construction of Asaba-Ase/Abari Road-Ndokwa East/Patani-Ongoing

151. Construction of Oviri-Olomu/Egodor in Ughelli South and Burutu LGA-Burutu and Ughelli South –Ongoing

152. Dualization of Ughelli-Asaba Road, (Sector A).-Isoko North-Ongoing

153. Construction of Anglican Diocese Grammar School Road, Uzuobe Street And Rehabilitation/Overlay Of Other Township Roads, Iyede In Isoko North Local Government Area.- Isoko North –Ongoing

154. Construction of Aradhe/Ellu Old Road (Phase II: from the Ughelli/Asaba Expressway to Aradhe)-Isoko North-Ongoing

155. Construction of Aradhe/Ellu Old Road (Phase 1)-Isoko North-Ongoing

156. Widening/Reconstruction Of Owhelogbo/Abbi Road In Isoko North And Ndokwa West Local Government Areas-Isoko North & Ndokwa West-Ongoing

157. Construction of ldheze By-Pass to Okpe lsoko in lsoko South Local Government Area- Isoko North/Isoko South –Ongoing

158. Reconstruction of Old Oleh/Emede -Olomoro Junction, Isoko South Local Government Area;-Isoko South-Ongoing

159. Construction of Internal Roads in Ikpide-Irri Community in Isoko South Local Government Area-Isoko South-Ongoing

160. Reconstruction of the Korobe Road, Koko -Warri North-Ongoing

161. Rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of Kabowei Road as well as the construction of 700 metres long Reinforced Concrete Rigid Pavement on Marine Road, Patani - Patani –Ongoing

162. Construction of Trans Warri - Ode-Itsekiri Bridges and Access Roads Phase I: Section I Ubeji to Ode-Itsekiri Roundabout with Spurs to Ijala Ugbodede, Orugbo and Ajigba - Inorin - Usele Communities and Section II (iii) Ode-Itsekiri Internal roads- Warri South –Ongoing

163. Reconstruction of Ubeji Access Road (from NPA Road Interchange to Trans – Warri Junction, Ubeji- Warri South –Ongoing

164. Maintenance of Apalla and Fani-Kayode Roads, Warri,-Warri South-Ongoing

165. Construction of Esiri Street with a Spur from Obahor Street to Upper Erejuwa Road, Warri - Warri South-Ongoing

166. Asphalt overlay of NPA Bye pass Road (From the New Port Gate to Old Port Gate) Warri - Warri South-Ongoing

167. Construction of access road to Ugbuwangwe New Layout, off Vincent Uduaghan road, Ugbuwangwe, Warri, Warri South Local Government Area -Warri South-Ongoing

168. Main Axial Road at Okerenkoko, Warri South West Local Government Area.-Warri South West-Ongoing

169. Construction of Oporoza Palace Road in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South West LGA-Warri South West-Ongoing

170. Construction of Rigid Concrete Pavement Road at Obitobon-Elolo-Ajaokurogbo-Orubu Road, Ogidigben, Warri South West-Warri South West-Ongoing

171. Construction Okerenkoko Township Roads (Phase II), in Warri South West Local Government Area -Warri South West-Ongoing

172. Construction of Ayakoromor Bridge across River Forcados, Ayakoromor-Burutu –Ongoing

173. Construction of Old Okpe Road, Jeddo -Okpe-Recently awarded

174. Maintenance of Oha/Adagbrassa-Ugolo/Ohorhe Road -Okpe-Recently awarded

175. Construction of Mereje Drainage Network, Mereje, Okpe Local Government Area-Okpe- Recently awarded

176. Construction of Lucas Street, Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area-Ethiope East- Recently awarded

177. Rehabilitation and Expansion of Access Road to Uvwie Modern Market Ugbolokposo, Section I measuring 2.153kilometres, which begins from P.T.I Road/Alegbo Road junction to the market in Effurun-Uvwie-Recently awarded

178. Construction of Owa-Aliosimi/Abraka Road -Ika North East-Recently awarded

179. Completion of the Construction of Maryam Babangida Road, Asaba-Oshimli South-Recently awarded

180. Continuation of the construction of Ibusa/Achalla/Asaba Road (Phase I: 4.125 kilometres from Ibusa) -Oshimli North-Recently awarded

181. Construction of Upper Ojekpolor Street in Ika North East Local Government Area -Ika North East-Recently awarded

182. Construction of Ede Grammar School Road, off Asaba/Benin Express way, Umunede in Ika North East Local Government Area -Ika North East-Recently awarded

183. Construction of Kikanwa, Ebegbomi & Upper Ogbini Streets Boji-Boji Owa in Ika North East L.G.A.-Ika North East-Recently awarded

184. Construction of the Construction of a 1200 metres length section of Etua/Utagba-Uno Road in Utagba-Uno -Ndokwa East-Recently awarded

185. Construction of Agidiehi Road, in Ogwashi-Uku Town-Aniocha South-Recently awarded

186. Construction of Umunne Street with a spur to Eluebo Street, Boji-Boji Owa -Ika North East- Recently awarded

187. Construction of Ogbeowele Road, Issele-Uku-Aniocha North-Recently awarded

188. Construction of Upper Odeh Street (from Imudia Street to Marierie Street) Agbor-Ika South- Recently awarded

189. Construction of Internal Roads and Parking Lots within the Premises of the General Hospital Complex, Asaba-Oshimili South-Recently awarded

190. Construction of Asaba/Oko-Amakom/Oko-Obiokpu/Oko-Anala Road (Section I: Oko- Amakom/Oko-Obiokpu) -Oshimili South-Recently awarded

191. Construction of Iselegu Township Roads Phase II, Iselegu-Ndokwa East-Recently awarded

192. Construction of Ekawenlu Street, Owa-Alero-Ika North East-Recently awarded

193. Construction of DDPA Housing Estate Roads, Agbor in Ika South Local Government Area-Ika South-Recently awarded

194. Construction Efeizomor II Road, Owa-Alero in Ika North East L.G.A. -Ika North East- Recently awarded

195. Continuation and Completion of the Construction of the Road from Ughelli/Patani Expressway Junction to Bulu-Angiama-Patani-Recently awarded

196. Construction of Emede Ring Road with a Spur to Ovie Palace Road, Emede -Isoko South- Recently awarded

197. Construction of Ogulagha/Youbebe/Biniebiama Road -Burutu -Recently awarded

198. Construction of Torugbene/Ojobo Road (Section A: Length 3.104 Kilometres from end of NDDC project to approach to first bridge) -Burutu -Recently awarded

199. Construction of Karien Street with a Spur to Emiberien Street, Okumagba Layout, Warri- Warri South-Recently awarded

200. Construction of Dimony Street, Okumagba Layout, Warri-Warri South-Recently awarded

201. Construction of 400m road within the Isoko Development Union (IDU) Secretariat Complex, by Oleh Roundabout-Isoko North-Recently awarded

202. Rehabilitation of Ekiugbo-Iyede/Oghara-Iyede/Emevor Old Road with construction of Spur (4) at Oghara-Iyede-Isoko North-Recently awarded

203. Construction of the Oyede Industrial Layout Road, Oyede-Isoko North-Recently awarded

204. Rehabilitation of the Edjeba Waterfront/Warri Industrial Business Park Road in Edjeba- Warri South-Recently awarded

205. Construction Main Axial Road in Erowha Community-Isoko South-Recently awarded

206. Construction of Osititi Street, Off Osamede and Asuighwuru Street, Okumagba Layout, Warri-Warri South-Recently awardedROAD CONSTRUCTION-A VERY CRITICAL AND STRATEGIC PART OF GOV OKOWA'S SMART AGENDA.

By Patriot Dantes Odogwu.

By virtue of its overall strategic importance to the socioeconomic wellbeing of any given society, it's doubtful whether any meaningful progress can be attained in an environment devoid of motorable roads and highways.

For instance, motorable roads are very crucial to the movement of humans and agricultural goods from the hinterlands and villages to the urban centres where populations require them for existential survival.

Same also goes for industrial activities wherein large volumes of raw materials and finished products are transported to and fro without the parties involved having to contend with the avoidable financial hassles or costs and physical / mental inconveniences associated with bad and deplorable road networks.

If there is any recurring or noticeable desire among Deltans, it is the need to have a well- charted network of roads,highways,streets and lanes cascading the length and breath of the State. This fortunately is indeed a legitimate and rewarding desire that constitutes a major bedrock of the SMART Agenda of the State Government.

We are not unaware of the cynicism of naysayers who are sometimes unduly appalled concerning the reasons that Gov Okowa has deliberately decided to put much focus on road construction.

We are however also glad that these cynics agree that such focus of His Excellency on roads has in no manner portrayed any disproportionate or neglectful attention on the other critical Sectors. All the same, these cynics have to appreciate that Okowa is one leader who comprehends the importance or place of roads to the social,economic, physiological and psychological wellbeing of the electorate.

To the incurably humane Governor, our car owners and transporters should not be sentenced to repeated or customary visits to spare part dealers and mechanic workshops owing to the deplorable state of our roads. Needless to say too, His Excellency is aware that such avoidable visits end up placing undue pressure on the already overstretched and depleted finances of the victims who suffer like most other Nigerians from the economic recession that has hit citizens and even the Governments of Nigeria.

Under the SMART Agenda, Deltan and Federal roads are critical to the Vision to make Delta State an industrial hub of the South South region.

It is actually the desire of Gov Okowa to ensure that industrialists, agricultural entrepreneurs ( including those from the STEP and YAGEP ),artisans etc are able to move raw materials and finished products with ease no matter where they are located across the State.

Remarkably too,the spread of road construction by the current State Government has been adjudged and hailed by many as very equitably and fairly distributed and equally tailored to the peculiarities of the terrains wherein they are situated.

The simple explanation is that Gov Okowa being an ardent pan- Deltan, is driven unrepentantly with the consciousness that all nooks and crannies of the three Senatorial Districts deserve the dividends of Democracy which include motorable roads.

The Okowa administration is also irrevocably committed to executing projects which are capable of standing the test of time and in the light of this, any contractor found. doing shoddy jobs will be blacklisted regardless of the number of kilometres of roads already executed.

During the Ministerial Press Briefing held in Asaba in the month of April, 2018, the indefatigable Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye had gladly informed the audience that the
Delta State Government has embarked on the construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation
and maintenance of 208 road projects in three years.

According to the Honourable Commissioner, the State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has approved and awarded the construction of 193 road projects covering over 732km and 229km of concrete drains between May 2015 and March 2018.

He further noted that the seeming increase and pace of new projects across the State stemmed mainly from the large rates of approval and award of projects across the State by the current administration; adding that the number of inherited projects from the previous administrations also have led to the increase in the number o ongoing projects.

His words: “Of the figure, 92 roads covering over 350km have been completed, while 116 roads are at various stages of completion.”

Indeed,going by the unprecedented avalanche of roads being witnessed across the State, it obviously behoves on us as residents of the State to imbibe the appropriate maintenance culture by ensuring that we desist from dumping refuse in the drains in order to prolong the life span of these roads. More so, it is our collective wish that agencies of Government saddled with the upkeep,supervision and maintenance of our roads,drainage works be penalised if found wanting.

At this juncture, I think it is somewhat necessary for me to itemize some of these roads constructed by the State Government ( many of which are already completed,Ongoing or recently awarded ) in order to afford readers the privilege of having a pictorial grasp and appreciation of the laudable achievements of Gov Okowa's Government especially in the Transportation Sector .

LIST OF COMPLETED, ONGONG & RECENTLY AWARDED

1. Rehabilitation of Warri – Sapele Expressway at Ch 6 + 500 and at Ch 1 + 100 from Effurun Roundabout- Uvwie/ Okpe –Completed

2. Construction of Abraka Township Roads (Phase I)-Ethiope East-Completed

3. Construction of Access Road and Parking Lot at the Palace of Ovie of Agbon Kingdom at Isiokolo -Ethiope East-Completed

4. Expansion and Rehabilitation of Sections of Oghara Junction to Otefe Road in Ethiope West LGA-Ethiope West-Completed

5. Dualization of Access Road to Jesse -Ethiope West-Completed

6. Rehabilitation of Failed Sections of Link Road from Oghara to Koko / Ugbenu Highway in Ethiope West Local Government Area-Ethiope West-Completed

7. Construction of Onomigbo Street, Orerokpe, Okpe L.G.A-Okpe-Completed

8. Construction of Ejinyere/Orodje Streets Orerokpe, Okpe L.G.A-Okpe-Completed

9. Construction of Okuvo-Kpokpogri-Opuraja/Iriama Junction Road in Okpe L.G.A-Okpe-Completed

10. Construction of Aragba/Okobia/Okwetolor/Okuagbude/Warri-Sapele Junction-Okpe-Completed

11. Rehabilitation of Adeola Road/New Ogorode Road Junction in Sapele LGA-Sapele-Completed

12. Rehabilitation and Overlay of Ogaga Road and Constructin of Spur to Rev. Atufe Oyibo Close, Amukpe-Sapele-Completed

13. Reconstruction of Ikoyo Avenue (Obule School Road), off Shell Road, Sapele-Sapele-Completed

14. Construction of Hon. Joyce Overah street off Dedevwo Road, Gana to link Otuedor Street and Ugberikoko Road Sapele-Sapele-Completed

15. Reconstruction of Ovwian Main Road, Off Udu Road, Udu LGA-Udu-Completed

16. Rehabilitation and Asphalt Overlay of Ekreravwe/Orhoakpor/Isiokolo Road, in Ughelli North & Ethiope East LGA-Ughelli N & Ethiope East-Completed

17. Reconstruction of Oteri Township Road Ughelli North L. G. A.-Ughelli North-Completed

18. Rehabilitation/Maintenance of Various Roads to Agbarha in Ughelli North-Ughelli North-Completed

19. Resurfacing of Ughelli-Agbarha Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area (Phase 2)-Ughelli North-completed

20. Construction of Ughelli-Afiesere-Ofuoma Road in Ughelli North L.G.A-Ughelli North-Completed

21. Rehabilitation / Resealing of Okpare-Umolo-Ovwodokpok-Kiagbodo-Ughelli South-Completed

22. Construction of Okpe-Olomu/Umolo Road; Phase I: from Okpe-Olomu to Olomu Secondary School, Otorere-Ughelli South-Completed

23. Reconstruction of the failed portions of Ewhu-Orere road and construction of Etaga Street-Ughelli South-Completed

24. Maintenance of Roads in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area-Uvwie-Completed

25. Obodo avenue (Berger Road) Shaguolo Area, Off Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company, Ekpan in Uvwie Local Government Area -Uvwie-Completed

26. Construction of Ugbomro Road (Section I: Between DSC Expressway and the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Junction) in Uvwie Local Government Area - Uvwie –Completed

27. Reconstruction of Ugborikoko/Polokor Market/Okere Road-Uvwie-Completed

28. Construction of Group Medical and City of God Roads and Overlay of Entrance at Mosheshe Estate, Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area-Uvwie-Completed

29. Issele-Uku Main Access Road from Benin/Asaba Federal Highway with an Extension to Obi Palace Junction to Market Road, in Issele-Uku Town, Aniocha North LGA-Aniocha North-Completed

30. Continuation of the Construction Of Issele-Uku/Onicha-Uku/Ugbodu/Ukwu-Nzu/Obomkpa/Idumu-Ogo Road: Completion Of Phase II of the Contract (2.43km Length) from Onicha-Uku to Ukwu-Nzu in Aniocha North Local Government Area-Aniocha North-Completed

31. Rehabilitation of Issele-Uku (from Obi Palace Junction) to Onicha-Ugbo Road -Aniocha North-Completed

32. Rehabilitation of Issele-Uku/Issele-Mkpitime/Onicha-Olona Road-Aniocha North-Completed

33. Completion of Palace Road in Owa-Oyibu, Ika North - East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

34. Construction of Ikokogbe/Idumizomor Road, Owa-Oyibu in Ika North-East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

35. Construction of Edwin/Ikechukwu Roads, Owanta/Aliosimi in Ika North East LGA. -Ika North East-Completed

36. Construction of Odion/Odi/Igunbor and Ewere Street in Ika North East LGA- Ika North East –Completed

37. Rehabilitation of Old Abraka Road (from Traffic Light to Powerline), Owa in Ika North East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

38. Construction Ogala-Chukwuemeke Street, with A Spur to Orolua Close, Word of Faith Street and Kingsley Street, Owa in Ika North-East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

39. Construction of Onyeacholem Street in Ika North East LGA-Ika North East-Completed

40. Construction of Access Road to Ani-ikpeku, (Palace Road) Igbodo -Ika North East-Completed

41. Construction of Word of Faith Street, Owa-Ika North East-Completed

42. Reconstruction of Owa-Alero/ute-Okpu Road (from Railway Flyover Bridge to Ute-Okpu Roundabout) in Ika North LGA-Ika North East-Completed

43. Construction of Ndobu Road, Off Palace Road, Igbodo, Phase I-Ika North East-Completed

44. Construction of Melekwe Street, Owa-Ika North East-Completed

45. Construction of Owa-Alidinma Road, Ika North East LGA-Ika North East- Completed

46. Construction of Mbiri Township Roads, Mbiri-Ika North East-Completed

47. Construction of Asiwe Lane, Okubor Street and Obiagbena Lane, all in Owanta-Ika North East-Completed

48. Rehabilitation and Resurfacing of Owa-Alero/Idumuesah Road -Ika North East-Completed

49. Rehabilitation and Resurfacing of Owa-Alero/Owa-Oyibu Road in Ika North East Local Government Area-Ika North East-Completed

50. Reconstruction of Owa-Alero/Ute-Okpu Road in Ika North East Local Government Area (from Owa-Alero Roundabout to Railway Fly-Over Bridge)-Ika North East-Completed

51. Construction of Idumu-Iso Street and Idumu-Ozue Lane, Owa-Alero-Ika North East-Completed

52. Construction of Alero Street (from Melekwe Junction to Alika Street), Melekwe Lane, Obiagbena Lane II off Obiagbena Street, Boji Boji Owa-Ika North East-Completed

53. Construction of the Extension of Ikokogbe / Idumuizomor / Palace Road, Owa-Oyibu in Ika North East Local Government Area.-Ika North East –Completed

54. Construction of drainage along Edwin/Ikechukwu Street, Boji-Boji Owa in Ika North East LGA-Ika North East –Completed

55. Construction of Orikeze Street with a Spur to Orikeze Close in Ika South LGA-Ika South-Completed

56. Construction of Middle Section of Alisimie/Oza-Nogogo in Ika South LGA- Ika South –Completed

57. Construction of Upper Imudia/Dr. White Street, Agbor, Ika South L. G. A.- Ika South –Completed

58. Construction of Idumu Ugboh Street with a spur of 113m to Godwin Emefiele Close, Agbor- Ika South –Completed

59. Maintenance of Obi Ikechukwu and Palace Roads Agbor-Ika South-Completed

60. Rehabilitation of Failed Sections of Agbor/Abavo/Umutu/Eku Road (From College Junction Agbor to Eku Junction)-Ika South, Ukwuani, Ethiope East-Completed

61. Construction of Entrance Road to Iselegu Town (Phase I)-Ndokwa East-Completed

62. Construction of Ushie Township Roads, Ushie-Ndokwa East-Completed

63. Rehabilitation of the Kwale/Ogume/Amai/Obiaruku Road and asphalt overlay of an 11.1 kilometre section-Ndokwa West-Completed

64. Construction/Rehabilitation of Kwale Township Roads in Ndokwa East Local Government Area.- Ndokwa West –Completed

65. Construction of Council Road, Akwukwu-Igbo in Oshimili North LGA-Oshimili North-Completed

66. Construction of Ogbani Road (Circular Road) and Completion of Hezua Roaad (Phase I) Akwukwu-Igbo in Oshimili North LGA-Oshimili North-Completed

67. Construction of Joseph Ebolo and Madonna School Road, Asaba-Oshimili North-Completed

68. Dualization of Nnebisi Road (from Traffic Light Junction to Cable Point) Asaba-Oshimili South-Completed

69. Construction of Esenwa Street, Access Road to Christ Embassy Church Road and Extension of Access road to the Orthopaedic, Surgical Wards and Doctors Quarters, Asaba-Oshimili South-Completed

70. Construction of Usonia Street in Asaba-Oshimili South-Completed

71. Construction of Monu Olarewaju Crescent, Off Marian Nneamaka Ali Drive, Asaba in Oshimili South LGA-Oshimili South-Completed

72. Construction of Discharge Drainage Channel at Ibori Golf Course, Asaba in Oshimili South Local Government-Oshimili South-Completed

73. Rehabilitation of Roundabout at Nnebisi/Okpanam/Anwai Roads and Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan Way Intersection, Asaba (Section II)-Oshimili South-Completed

74. Rehabilitation of Roundabout at Nnebisi/Okpanam/Anwai Roads and Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan Way Intersection, Asaba (Section I)-Oshimili South-Completed

75. Construction of Obi Okolotu/Anthony Annonye Street with access from Madumezie Street-Oshimili South-Completed

76. Construction of Amai Ezionum Abbi Road Phase II from Ezionum to Abbi in Ukwani LGA- Ukwuani/ Ndokwa West –Completed

77. Construction of Owerre-Olubor/Ekwuoma Road-Ika North East-Completed

78. Construction of a Reinforced Concrete Rigid Pavement at Zion Road, Bomadi -Bomadi-Completed

79. Rehabilitation of Ozoro/Oleh Road-Isoko North, Isoko South-Completed

80. Reconstruction/Expansion/Construction of Kefas Road/Old Emede Road/Uzere Junction, Oleh in Isoko South Local Government Area.-Isoko South-Completed

81. Construction of Drains along Old Emede Road/Emede-Olomoro Junction, Oleh in Isoko South LGA-Isoko South-Completed

82. Rehabilitation of Aviara/Araya/Okpare Road and Construction of Okpare/Okpawa Road-Isoko South-Completed

83. Construction of Uduophori (Bomadi/Ohoro Junction)/Toru-Angiama/Toru-Apelebiri/Patani Road (Phase II) in Patani L.G.A.- Patani –Completed

84. Construction of Access Road to Awaritse Industrial Park, Obitugbo (Phase) 1 in Warri North Local Government Area-Warri North-Completed

85. Construction of Lucky Kpenosen Road, Koko -Warri North-Completed

86. Completion of the Construction of Iwere College Road, Koko -Warri North-Completed

87. Construction of Access Road to Awaritse Industrial Park, Obitugbo (Phase 2) in Warri North Local Government Area- Warri North –Completed

88. Construction of Ejiyere Street, Dederu Street and Akemu Street(by Church of God Mission)Warri South Local Government Area.-Warri South-Completed

89. Rehabilitation of Esisi Road and Marapo (Swamp) Road -Warri South-Completed

90. Rehabilitation of NPA Bye Pass Road (from New Port Gate to Old Port Gate), Warri, Warri South Local Government Area-Warri South-Completed

91. Construction of Okere-Urhobo Community Road in Warri South -Warri South-Completed

92. Construction of Hon. Chief Frank Omare Crescent, Okumagba Layout, Warri-Warri South-Completed

93. Construction of Okurekpo/Okunoh-Okpara/Okoruah/Onumane/Samagidi Road -Ethiope East-Ongoing

94. Construction of Oghara Township Road, Phase VI-Ethiope West-Ongoing

95. Reconstruction and rehabilitation of failed portions of various roads in Mosogar-Ethiope West-Ongoing

96. Rehabilitation of Jesse/Boboroku Road-Ethiope West-Ongoing

97. Dualization of Effurun-Osubi-Eku Road (Sector A).-Okpe-Ongoing

98. Rehablitation of Jeddo Ughoton Road and Construction of Access Road to Eagles Height University-Okpe-Ongoing

99. Rehabilitation of Ugbokodo Road, from Jeddo/Ughoton Road Junction to the Market- Okpe –Ongoing

100. Extension of Ejinyere/Orodje Streets Orerokpe, Okpe LGA- Okpe –Ongoing

101. Dualisation of Sapele Road from Amukpe Roundabout by Sapele/Warri Expressway to AT & P Roundabout Sapele in Sapele Local Government area -Sapele-Ongoing

102. Construction of Edegbrode-Elume Road in Sapele Local Government Area -Sapele-Ongoing

103. Construction of Grace Road, Ekete Waterside, Udu, Udu Local Government Area-Udu- Ongoing

104. Reconstruction of Ekete Main Road, off DSC Expressway, Ekete in Udu Local Government Area -Udu-Ongoing

105. Construction of Oritsejobor Street, Dr. Steve Oru Street, Dr. Steve Oru Close, Okpodjiko Street Extension, and Rehabilitation of Okpodjiko Access Road in Ughelli, Ughelli North Local Govt Area -Ughelli North-Ongoing

106. Construction of Royal Avenue and Prince Eric Drive in Ughelli, Ughelli North LGA-Ughelli North-Ongoing

107. Continuation of Agbarho/Orherhe/Otokutu Road, Section I (From Agbarho to Orherhe in Ughelli North LGA- Ughelli North –Ongoing

108. Construction of Oseri / Ayovoriemu Street with a spur to Chief Justice Marshal Umukoro Street in Ughelli-Ughelli North-Ongoing

109. Rehabilitation & Resealing of Otu-Jeremi /Okwagbe Road in Ughelli South LGA -Ughelli South-Ongoing

110. Construction of Ovwor/Effurun-Otor Bridge and Access Roads in Ughelli South LGA-Ughelli South-Ongoing

111. Construction of Okwagbe/Otutuama/Esaba Road, (Phase I: from Okwagbe to the first bridge) -Ughelli South-Ongoing

112. Rehabilitation/Asphalt Overlay of Ekakpamre/Ekrokpe/Usiefurun Road in Ughelli South and Udu LGA-Ughelli South/Udu-Ongoing

113. Widening of Warri/Sapele Road. Phase I: from Effurun Roundabout to Enerhen Junction (Warri Bus Rapid TRansit (BRT) Project)-Uvwie-Ongoing

114. Expansion and Upgrading of Tankers Park, Ekpan in Uvwie LGA- Uvwie –Ongoing

115. Maintenance of Effurun Roundabout and Refinery Road, Effurun -Uvwie-Ongoing

116. Construction of Okuomowa Road in Osubi to link Etakpo Lane / MacNero Road, Osubi- Okpe-Ongoing

117. Construction of Bethel Oborovwori Crescent / Iyamu Street in Osubi to link Maroko in Okuokoko, Osubi-Okpe-Ongoing

118. Construction/Rehabilitation of Internal roads in Orogun town -Ughelli North-Ongoing

119. Construction of Concrete Drains and Discharge Channel from Refinery Road through Aribogha Street, Jesus is Lord Street to the Natural Waterway by Regal Clinic, Jakpa Road, Effurun in Uvwie Local Government Area -Uvwie-Ongoing

120. Construction of Arhagba - Orogun Road in Ughelli North Local Government Area (Phase I: From Arhagba/Emonu Junction to Ebor Community)-Ughelli North-Ongoing

121. Construction, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of five (5) Roads in Sapele -Sapele-Ongoing

122. Reconstruction of the Failed Portions of Okuvo/Okugbogbo/Mereje Road -Okpe-Ongoing

123. Continuation of the Construction Of Issele-Uku/Onicha-Uku/Ugbodu/Ukwu- Nzu/Obomkpa/Idumu-Ogo Road: Completion Of Phase I of the Contract (6.65km Length) from Idumu-Ugo to Obomkpa in Aniocha North Local Government Area-Aniocha North- Ongoing

124. Continuation of the Construction of Onicha-Ugbo/Ubulu-Uku Road with a spur to Knowledge Centre, Onicha-Ugbo; Phase I: from the Expressway Junction to the Knowledge Centre including Internal Roads within the Centre (2.157km)-Aniocha North-Ongoing

125. Construction of Idumuje-Ugboko/Idumuje-Unor Road -Aniocha North-Ongoing

126. Completion of the Construction Of Ogwashi-uku/Ubulu-Unor Road- Aniocha South – Ongoing

127. Rehabilitation and Asphalt Overlay of Nsukwa/Ejeme Aniogor/Agbor-Alidinma/Owa- Alidinma in Aniocha South, Ndokwa West, Ika South & Ika North East LGA-Aniocha South, Ndokwa West, Ika South & Ika North East –Ongoing

128. Construction of Agboma-Mokpia Street, Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Government Area-Ika North –Ongoing

129. Dualization of Owa-Ekei-Owa-Alero Road (from Old Lagos/Asaba Road to Owa Alero Roundabout) in Ika North East LGA-R

DEMOCRACY DAY: Okowa Assures Of More Projects

 

... As Deltans Gather In Asaba For Praise And Thanksgiving To God

THOUSANDS of Deltans today (29/05/18) attended praise worship and thanksgiving at the Event Centre, Asaba to mark this year's Democracy Day with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa expressing confidence that more people-oriented projects will be executed in the state.

Governor Okowa who attributed the success of his administration to the glory of God, asserted, “we believe our God that it will get better and better.”

“As we give thanks to God for what He is doing for us in Delta State, I wish to appreciate every one of you, every Deltan, you have played different roles for things to get better,” he said, adding, “when you have Jesus as your Lord, nothing can go wrong.”

He continued, “we promised our people that we will create jobs, we have created a lot of it, we have continued to build on the foundations laid by former Governors James Ibori and Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, we will continue to execute projects that will impact on our people, our state is peaceful and we need the cooperation of everybody to sustain the peace, investors are coming and more investors will still come.”
“In the next few months, we will create a new Delta State that we all will be proud of, we have encouraged youths participation in sports through the Principal and Headmaster's football championships, the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education will organise athletics competitions, and in August this year, 54 African countries will converge in Asaba for the 21st African Senior Athletics Championships, the Asaba Airport has been opened for business and the airport without sounding immodest, has the best runway in Nigeria,” he stated, disclosing that a lot of projects would be commissioned across the state in the next few days.

Earlier in a sermon, the President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Rev.d Dr. Felix Omobude said, power belongs to God and urged those in authority to use their positions for the benefits of the masses.

He stressed that the people deserves good governance and accountable leadership, adding that Nigerians should be actively involved in the democratic process to choose the right leaders.

The event was graced by Governor’s wife, Edith, his Deputy, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro and his wife, former Governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, his successor and Governor Okowa’s predecessor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, former acting Governor of Delta State, Prince Sam Obi.
Other dignitaries include former Deputy Governors of the state, Chief Benjamin Elue and Professor Amos Utuama, Mrs Cecelia Ibru, top political office holders, traditional rulers, priests, clergymen, industrialists, including Deltans of all walks of life.

Those who performed at the event include Chioma Jesus, Sammie Okpozo, David G., Samsong, Oyelade Elijah, Prospa Ochimana, while Rev.d Dr. Uma-Ukpai and others also, prayed for the state and the country.



WORLD BANK SCORES DELTA SEEFOR HIGH IN YOUTH EMPLOYMENT


The World Bank has rated Delta State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) high in the implementation of its funded project in the state, especially in the area of employment creation for youths through the acquisition of technical and vocational training.

The assessment was made at the just concluded product exhibition held at the Abuja office of the World Bank by all the implementing states of SEEFOR projects in bead making, fashion designing, event management and decoration among others.

In their separate remarks, the beneficiaries said that World Bank had transformed their lives beyond expectation by boosting their economic status.

Speaking to journalists, the Project Coordinator of Delta SEEFOR project, Mr Benson Ojoko said that the SEEFOR intervention had enabled over 12,000 youths to gain different types of skills required by the labour market.

He added that the Project was providing funding support to Job Creation office for the training of additional 745 youths under STEP and YAGEP training.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary, Delta State Technical and Vocational Education Board, Comrade Michael Akpobire, said that the exhibition of the beneficiaries’ products showed that Delta State had gone beyond purchasing of equipment and infrastructure.

According to him, the State’s beneficiaries had utilized the assistance from the World Bank judiciously and enjoined them to continue in that tempo.

Comrade Akpobire maintained that through the World Bank SEEFOR assisted project, a number of youths in the state had been made potential employers of labour, an initiative he said was geared towards reducing the poverty level in the state.

MAY DAY: Okowa Says Workers Are Assets To Policy, Project Implementation


… Appoints Obuh, Chairman, Pension Bureau

AS workers’ day was celebrated all over the world on Tuesday (01/05/18), Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has said, workers are valuable assets in any policy, programme and project implementation.

Governor Okowa amidst applause from cheering workers reeled out his administration’s achievements in meeting with his electoral promises to workers at the celebration which took place in Asaba. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) organised the event which featured march past by members of their unions.

According to the Governor, “this administration is constantly aware of the sacrifices of workers and their contributions to the development of our dear State and country; our workers remain unarguably very important assets in any policy, programme and project implementation that is why the present administration has sought and will continue to seek the hands of labour so that together, we can attain the enviable heights of progress in our beloved State.”

“I sincerely request your (organised labour) cooperation and understanding as partners in progress; we are always conscious of ensuring harmony to bring out the best in the workforce and I assure you that working together, this administration will continue to protect workers' rights and shall promote incentives for greater productivity leading to greater prosperity,” the Governor said.

He continued, “my dear workers, you are no doubt aware that the State government has approved owner-occupier for the workers residing in the junior staff estate; at the same time, the buildings on the new housing estate on Ibusa road are to be completed and handed over to workers; the present administration has continued to keep our promises to our workers; we are paying salaries promptly, and when the next Paris Club money is received, we shall assist the local government councils that are indebted to their workers to pay off all that they owe.”

“It is important that we make clear distinction between state government and local government, what we do as a state must be seen as assistant because, it is not the duty of the state government to pay salaries of local government councils,” Governor Okowa clarified.

The Governor at the event, announced the appointments of 9 permanent secretaries and the appointment of Mr Tony Obuh and Mr Lawson Efenudu as Chairman and Executive Secretary respectively of the Delta State Pension Board.

He clarified that his administration spends about N1 billion monthly for the payment of pensions, noting that the backlog of pension arrears was much but, his administration was making arrangements to clear the backlog.

Governor Okowa also, thanked civil servants for their cooperation in ensuring that the clock – in, clock – out mechanism introduced in the state was effective, stating, “with the clock-in arrangement, we will ensure that only those who work receives salaries.”

“I am committed to the promotion of worker’s welfare, I have never at any point, suspended promotion of civil servants, but I urge all civil servants to be committed to their duties and ensure effective service delivery,” the Governor stated.

Chairman of the NLC in the state, Comrade Jonathan Jemirieyigbe at the event, said, “the theme of this year’s event is, ‘Labour Movement In National Development, Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win;’ "our Governor while I assure you of the workers continuous support to your administration, the organised labour in the state appreciates the giant strides your administration has made in the past three years through your SMART agenda.”

Comrade Chinedu Nwobodo who is the Chairman of TUC in the state in an address at the event, thanked Governor Okowa’s administration for “paying salaries of workers regularly especially in the trying year of 2016 when the economy was at the verge of collapse.”

2019 GUBER ELECTIONS: Anioma Nation Adopts Okowa As Sole Candidate


... As Ekweremadu, Secondus, Wike, Ibori, Uduaghan, Others Extol Okowa's Achievements

THE Anioma Nation in Delta state on Saturday (21/04/18) endorsed the State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa for second term, an endorsement the Governor said will spur him to do more for Deltans.

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, Deputy President of the Senate, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Wike, former Chief Economic Adviser to former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Philip Asiodu, former Governors of Delta State, Chief James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, renowned nationalist, Chief Newton Jibunor, among others, also endorsed Governor Okowa for second term at the occasion which was attended by former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue, the Ide of Ahaba, Chief Sunny Odogwu, traditional rulers, President-Generals of different ethnic nationalities, among others spoke at the event which took place at Asaba.

According to the Governor, “today, my people of Anioma put up this show and I thank you all for this wonderful event, in 2015, Delta State did something that strengthened the unity of our people that though, we are diverse in ethnic, we believe that we are one people, in one Delta State; they realised that if the unity of Delta State must remain, they must speak with one voice and they did that through their votes and I won in the total votes cast in all the ethnic nationalities.”

“That obviously sent a message that we are one people and we will continue to live in unity because in that unity, we will blossom; in that unity, we will succeed,” the Governor said, adding, “we came at a time there were challenges but, because of the support of all, we were able to wade through the turbulent days; the dark days are over and we shall grow to greater heights.”

He continued, “as we move on as a people, I must count on your support for us to sustain the peace that we enjoy, with peace, we will do well as a people, we will continue to build the roads in this state.”

“As Deltans, we need to continue to pray and build on the trust that exists among us, I listened to President General of Isoko, the President General of Urhobo nation and the President General of the Ijaws endorsing me, so, who should I be afraid of? I thank you for adopting me as the sole candidate for the governorship election and I assure you that we will remain focused and resolute in developing our state, “ he said.

At the well attended event, a renowned nationalist, Chief Newton Jibunor moved motion for the adoption of Governor Okowa as the sole candidate of Anioma Nation for the 2019 gubernatorial elections in Delta State which was unanimously endorsed by the people.

Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Nyesom Nwike, said, “as far as we are concerned in Rivers State, Okowa should be preparing for swearing-in because, if any other party is coming to Delta State to contest against Okowa, they should first tell the people what they have done for the people, because, Okowa is a gentleman, he is dependable and he has done very well in Delta State.”

To the Deputy President of the Senate, Dr Ike Ekweremadu, “I join you the people of Delta State to take the decision to return Governor Okowa in 2019, I thank the Delta people for bringing an example of bringing justice to every part of the state for Nigerians to emulate, I commend Governor Okowa for doing justice to all manners of people and ensuring justice, fairness and equity in his activities.”

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus stated, “we are proud of your son, we are proud of his achievements, on behalf of the national working committee, we salute our Governor, this is a new PDP and by the special grace of God, we will regain our lost grounds, no amount of intimidation, no amount of blackmail will stop Nigerians for voting PDP in 2019.”

“The PDP is set to take over because, the APC is a sinking ship, our youths are not lazy at all, our youths are leaders of tomorrow, they are resourceful, they are intelligent; for the interest of this country, we sympathize with our people in states where people are being attacked,” he reiterated.

Chairman of the occasion, Chief Philip Asiodu described Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as an illustrious son of Anioma Nation who has delivered dividends of democracy in all parts of Delta State and deserves re-election for second term in office.

Chairman of the planning committee for the event, Prof. Epiphany Azinge said, “the decision to receive our son, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa 3 years into office is purely deliberate, we recognise that he is more the son of Delta State, the entire Delta State remains his constituency; his commitment to actualization of his campaign promises is resolute and irreversible.”

“His track record as an expert in prudent financial management has helped him to navigate the early challenges of inheriting the treasury of a state with lean resources, that he is able to stabilise the ship of a state amidst these challenges is not only a cause for admiration but also a reason for commendation.,” he said, emphasizing, “Anioma nation have resolved to adopt our son, His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa as the sole candidate of Delta North for re-election as Governor, come 2019, he has the blessing of entire Anioma nation to proceed as our candidate for 2019 governorship election for Delta State.”

Immediate past Governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, former Minister of Information, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire, Alaowei Broadrick Bozimo spoke on behalf of the Ijaws, Chief Iduh Amadhe spoke for the Isoko nation, Chairman of the Delta State Traditional Rulers Council, HRM Obi Efeizomor whose address was read by the Obi of Ubulu-Uku, HRM Kikachukwu, the Itsekiri nation who spoke through Chief Solomon Areyenka, the Anioma Congress whose speech was delivered by former Deputy Governor of Delta State, Chief Benjamin Elue, Ndokwa Neku Union through its National President, Chief Johnson Opone, Mr Kester Ifeadi and others who spoke at the occasion gave reasons why Governor Okowa should re-emerge as the Governor of Delta State in 2019.

The occasion was colourful with large turnout of people from different parts of the state.

 

















Pregnant Khloe Kardashian poses topless at eight months in eye-popping photo


Heavily pregnant Khloe Kardashian posed topless to promote her new Good Mama maternity jeans on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old reality TV star who is nearly nine months pregnant and expecting a baby girl with her basketballer boyfriend Tristan Thompson, 27, covered her ample bust with nothing but her hands in the photo.



In another shot, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is seen donning a white crop top, as she cradles her very large baby bump.


 According to reports, the star is due in less than three weeks.

Zambia deports South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu for performing without pant

 

Controversial South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, was deported from Zambia on Saturday, on the grounds that her performance would “undermine national values”.
“Zodwa has been deported,” her Zambian promoter Lucky Munakampe, confirmed the development, adding that she said she had flown out at 0520 GMT on a South African Airways flight.
Zambian musician Karasa Karayo was scheduled to launch his album on 10th March 2018 and the promoter for the show Sunset Sound Production, had lined up Zodwa to perform.
The organizers of the show said in a statement earlier this week that Zambia’s National Arts Council had rejected their application.
Zambia deports South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu for performing without pant
(NAC) claimed that allowing Zodwa to perform in Zambia will be against the country’s national values adding that the application did not meet the three months period in which to apply for clearance. NAC further said Zodwa’s performance in Zambia would be against public interest.
“The Council stated that… Zodwa’s performances were not in the public interest and undermined our national values,” the statement said.
National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister, Godfridah Sumaili last week told state-run newspaper The Times of Zambia that Zodwa was not welcome in the country and was promoting immorality with her shows.
Zodwa says that when she confirmed that she was not wearing underwear, she was deported, reports Independent Online.


 Zodwa said that she was not angry with Zambian authorities and hoped to return to the country soon.
“Leave them to fight, I will be back when they are ready to have me. There was so much fighting between them. I am just an entertainer who was invited to perform. I was stuck in the middle of it all. I would love to still perform in Zambia in the future.”
Earlier this week Zodwa told TshisaLIVE that she would go ahead with plans to perform in the country, despite suggestions that she would not be welcome by authorities over her decision to not wear underwear while performing.
“I think that people are just trying to sabotage me and the event. The underwear thing is my choice and I don’t understand why people are so upset. There are Christians who do much worse things behind closed doors.”
She said that authorities were hoping to pray for her and cast out her “demons” while she was in the country.
“I will never wear a panty. I won’t change who I am for them. Maybe they think they will pray for me or make me better. I survived 2017 and I will survive this year. They can go and *fuck* off if they have a problem with it.”



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Police IG warns against inflammatory statements on Fulani herdsmen and farmers clashes


The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has advised Nigerians to avoid making inflammatory statements and playing politics with the herders/farmers clashes to achieve genuine reconciliation.

Speaking during the launch of his book in Lagos, Idris said that the security challenges needed to be properly managed so as not to drag the country into unending crisis.

“This is the only way the country can secure genuine reconciliation among herders and farmers so that they can once again live in peace, harmony, love and avoid unnecessary loss of lives.” he said.

The police I-G said that even though President Muhammadu Buhari mandated the security agencies to arrest and prosecute offenders in the clashes, the nation needed serious conversation on the issue. “I have realised that the issue is beyond apprehension and prosecution of offenders: There has to be speedy dispensation of justice and the protection of the rights and interests of the suspects and victims of crime,” Idris said.

According to the police I-G, this is the only way people will have a sense of justice, peace and reconciliation. “It is my conviction that when there is security, justice, peace and reconciliation in any nation, civil strife can be avoided. Inter-communal harmony and reconciliation is easier when the people are convinced that the police and other security architecture can guarantee them their individual rights, security and justice,” he said.

Idris said that the public image of the police was not impressive and called on policemen to respect the rights of the people while performing their lawful duties. “While performing their constitutional duties of protection of lives and property, the police must do so within the confines of the law,” the I-G said.