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Uduaghan Commissions 64 Roads In Asaba, Assures Deltans Of More Projects

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DELTA State Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan today commissioned sixty four

road projects in Asaba with an assurance that more projects would be

commissioned before the end of his tenure.
Speaking during the commissioning exercise witnessed by cross-section of

Deltans and representatives of the Asagba of Asaba, Governor Uduaghan said

it was a thing of joy for his administration to execute projects in Asaba.

He observed that Asaba is a symbol of unity of Delta State and as such

deserved developmental projects as it would encourage investors to come

and do business in the state.
According to him, “when I came into government, I told myself and the

people of Delta State, that Asaba has come to stay as a state capital and

so we must make it a befitting state capital.”
“We have to live in unity as a state, we must take it as a responsibility

to develop the state capital, we have a befitting Government House, the

gains you get from a befitting Government House you cannot imagine it;

visitors who see the Government House will be ready to do business with us

and invest in other parts of the state,” the Governor said.

He added: “These are not glamorous projects, they are needed for the

development of a befitting state capital. The location of Asaba is very

strategic in the Delta Beyond Oil initiative, we will take advantage of

its closeness to Onitsha market and make Asaba another economic hub.”

Dr Uduaghan assured Deltans that the Asaba Specialist Hospital which has

been remodelled and restructured when completed would be one of the best

equipped hospitals in the country, adding that the fly-over projects in

Asaba and Warri would be commissioned in the next few weeks.

Commissioner for Works, Mr. Funkekeme Solomon in an address, said “over

N487 billion has been committed to civil engineering infrastructural

development across the state in various spheres” by Governor Uduaghan's

“733 roads, 25 bridges, two flyovers and two airport development in Asaba

and Warri have been embarked upon and to date, over N270 billion has been

expended”, he added.
The Asagba of Asaba, Prof, Chike Edozien who spoke through the Iyase of

Asaba, Chief Patrick Onyeobi thanked Dr Uduaghan for his efforts while the

Chairman of Oshmili South local government council, Pastor Chuks Obusom

said, “these projects will make life better for the people of Oshimili

South local government and the people of Delta State.”

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