By Tina Oki
Delta State Commissioner for Works (Urban and Highways) Mr Noel Omodon has assured Deltans that the state government would not abandon any road project awarded.
Mr Omodon stated this while addressing journalists at Issele-Uku in Aniocha North Local Government Area, on the state of the ongoing NYSC Road project at Issele-Uku.
The works commissioner who was in the company of the Chairman, House Committee on Works, Hon. Emeka Nwaobi, emphasised that the NYSC Road project had not been abandoned.
According to him, “The road is very important to the State government particularly now that there is an upcoming game which will be hosted in the NYSC Camp.
“The Bill of Engineering Measurement (BEME) did not capture certain areas of the project which necessitated a revise to make it complete,” Mr Omodon stated.
The Delta works commissioner also said that he was in constant talk with the contractor handling the project, even as he said that he had called on the contractor to move back to site without delay and commence work.
He stated that he had instructed the contractor to clean up the road and commence work on the drains and culvert which would channel storm water from the road to the discharge point.
Mr Omodon advised that people should disregard lazy talks by the opposition party making round in the social media that the road had been abandoned, adding that the road would be made passable effortlessly in November.
Also speaking on the NYSC Camp’s Road project at Issele-Uku, the Chairman, Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Works, Hon Emeka Nwaobi, said, “It had become expedient to debunk the lies of detractors” even as he assured that the state government did not abandon the project.
Hon. Nwaobi enjoined Deltans not to believe negative reports by the opposition party who are out to discredit Governor Ifeanyi Okowa led administration and the PDP legislators both at the state and national levels.