By Anne Azuka
Delta State Executive Council on Thursday, approved N15.7bn for the construction of Phase 3 of flood control measures in Warri/Effurun and environs in Warri South and Uvwie Local Government Areas of the state.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, the State Commissioner for Information, Dr Ifeanyi Osuoza said the phase 3 of the control measures will cover Airport Road, Ugborikoko, Bendel Estate and Ugboroke and environs in Uvwie and Warri South Local Government Areas.
Osuoza who was flanked by the State Commissioner for Works Highways and Urban Roads, Comrade Reuben Izeze, Director-General Warri, Uvwie and Environs Development Agency (WUEDA) Prince Godwin Ejinyere and the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Festus Ahon, said Exco also gave approval for N600 million counterpart fund for the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, Conditional Grants Scheme for Delta State.
Osuoza said: “We had a very engaging session at today’s Exco and above all Governor Sheriff Oborevwori and the Exco took note of the hardship that Nigerians and Deltans are going through and he has resolved to make sure that he does everything humanly possible to puts smiles on the faces of Deltans.
“One of the major projects approved today is the flood control measures in Warri/Effurun and Environs Phase 3.
“Phase 1 and Phase 2 were awarded long ago while Phase 3 entails Airport Road, Ugborikoko, Bendel Estate and Ugboroke in Uvwie and Warri South at a cost of N15.7bn
“The second approval we got is the approval for the release of N600 million counterpart fund for the implementation of the 2024 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Conditional Grants and Schemes for Delta State.
On his part, Director-General of WUEDA, Prince Godwin Ejinyere said the Phase 1 has been completed while phase 2 is at 85 percent completion.
He said the Agency was planning a total solution for flood control measures in the Warri Stadium area, adding that design work around Enerhen Community, Igbudu, Odibo Estate among others were ongoing.