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Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has desclosed that ahead of the rainy season this year,the state government is constructing storm drains in Asaba to control flooding in the state capital.
The Governor asserted that since he took the mantle of leadership of Delta State as Governor, the Nigerian press have been partnering with his administration to ensure that things are done right for the electorates, assuring that his administration will remain focused to achieve the prosperity agenda for all Deltans.
The Governor spoke today,Wednesday,February 7 in Asaba when members of the Asaba Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by Comrade Paul Osuyi paid him a courtesy visit.
“We have been working closely with the press and we can confidently say that the press is partnering with us to succeed; we will not lose focus, we will remain on our goals and we pray that God will always grant us success,” the Governor said during the visit which was also, attended by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Hon. Tam Brisibe, the Commissioner for Information, Mr Patrick Ukah, Commissioner for Special Duties, Barr. Ernest Ogwezzy, Communication Manager to the Governor, Mr Jackson Ekwugum, Governor Okowa’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, among others.
He reassured journalists in the state that his administration will support the Delta State Council of the NUJ to have a befitting Secretariat in Asaba.
The Governor also, used the occasion to throw light on the construction of storm drains in Asaba, disclosing that while reputable construction companies are executing the projects, the construction of the drains will be completed within a span of 12 months.
“The storm drain is a well designed project, it is 2.4 metre in diameter at the discharge point and it is to drain the DLA (Direct Labour Agency) and Jesus Saves Roads flood water, the one from Okpanam is a 3metre diameter while the one that will drain flood water from DBS and its adjourning areas have also, been awarded,” the Governor disclosed, emphasizing, “we hope that when all the projects are completed within 12 months, the people who were affected will be relieved.”
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Earlier, Comrade Osuyi had thanked Governor Okowa’s administration for his friendly disposition to journalists and his developmental projects in the state which has earned him several awards from reputable institutions across the country.