Nigerian Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, The Executive Governor of Delta State, South Southern Nigeria, has announced that the state has earmarked N18b to build six storm drainage projects to curtail and manage flooding in Warri and Uvwie areas of the state.
The Governor stated that contract for two of the projects had been awarded to two construction firms at the cost of N9.5b.
“Special attention is being given to drainage challenges in the area because of the flooding posed by the terrain. Our administration will continue to prioritise resources to provide necessary infrastructure for the people,” he said.
The governor appreciated the locals adding that him and his team will pay frequent visit to the area to inspect the projects.
“More road projects are ongoing and if we find time before Christmas, we will go for more inspection, otherwise from January we will inspect more roads to ensure that our roads are properly done and that contractors are actually meeting specifications.
“We are managing our resources and that is why we are giving special attention to drainage projects in Warri and Uvwie areas because they have a huge flooding challenge.
“Whatever was done in the past was not just good enough considering the terrain of the area. We have been able to carry out proper studies and we will embark on six storm drainage projects estimated at N18b,” he added.
Culled from guardian.ng