- 11 new roads are to be constructed in Delta state, south-south Nigeria
- The state government has also completed a new Court of Appeal in the state capital, Asaba
- The new judiciary complex will be inaugurated on Monday, February 3
The Delta government on Tuesday, January 21 approved 11 new roads in the state for construction.
The state's commissioner for works, Chief James Auguye, made this known while briefing newsmen at the end of the Executive Council meeting in the capital, Asaba.
He disclosed that the approved roads needed urgent attention as the state government was desirous of utilizing the dry season to construct a lot of roads.
He stated that: “Contracts are awarded based on available money, and contractors are happy, projects that can be paid for are awarded because the process for the award of contracts is well planned.”
Meanwhile, the state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, January 20 said the Court of Appeal Complex for the Asaba Division would be inaugurated on Monday, February 3.
Okowa who inspected ongoing work at the complex located said finishing touches were being made to ensure that everything was in place before the inauguration.
He expressed satisfaction with the level of work done so far on the project and stated that the functionality of the court would bring a lot of relief to Deltans who travelled long distances to other states to seek justice.
“Four states were approved to have Courts of Appeal and I am happy that we are set, everything is in place as we will meet with the date set for its inauguration,” he said.
The governor explained that with a division of Court of Appeal in Delta, there would be speedy delivery of justice for the people.
He added that the risk of going to other states and travelling long distances in search of justice would now be eliminated.
Governor Okowa recently called on Deltans to be more united following the re-affirmation of his victory at the polls by the Supreme Court which declared him as the duly elected governor of the state.
The governor made the call on Wednesday, January 8 in the evening at a thanksgiving service held at the Government House Chaplaincy, Asaba to celebrate the Supreme Court verdict.
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