By Atevure Princess,
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has assured the people of Burutu Local Government of his administration’s determination to complete the Ayakoromo bridge which links Burutu, Bomadi and Ughelli South Local Government Areas.
Okowa who gave the assurance Thursday in Burutu during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Local Government Elections campaign flag off said that enough funds have been provided in the 2018 Budget to ensure that work is completed according to schedule and specifications.
“We have heard so much about the Ayakoromo bridge and because of the importance of the bridge to the people of the area, we have provided the sum of N1bn for the bridge in the 2018 budget and I can assure you that the contractor will resume work immediately.”
The Governor stated further that the state government was also working on other road projects in the riverine areas including the 18.7km roads in Ogulaha, Obotobe I & II, Sokebolo and Yokri roads and Burutu internal roads to ease movements within the oil producing communities.
While expressing concern about the lack of electricity in Burutu town, Okowa said, “we feel the pains of our brothers and sisters who suffer lack of electricity here, because we are a listening government, I have directed the Commissioner for Power and Energy, Barr Newworld Safugha to work out cost estimates and advise government on the most cost effective way to connect the community to the National Grid.”
He urged the candidates of the party to work hard in their campaigns to ensure victory while urging them to reside with the people after their emergence “so that they can provide effective representation for their people.”
Governor Okowa specifically commended the people for turning out in their large numbers for the campaign rally despite the riverine terrain stating that the crowd of party faithful was clear evidence that the PDP was strong in the area.
Chairman of the party in the state, Barr. Kingsley Esiso thanked the leaders of the party in the area and called for a more united party ahead of the January 6th Local Government Council Elections in the State.