- The oil-rich city of Warri is wearing a new look
- This is as the Delta state government has taken time to fix some major roads in the city
- Some of the roads also lead to major oil firms who help shore up the revenue base of the country
The Delta state government on Thursday, January 21 announced that it would on Tuesday, February 2 inaugurate completed road and school projects in Warri and Effurun.
A statement from the Delta state government seen by Legit.ng indicated that the commissioner of works, Chief James Aguoye made the announcement after inspecting the projects.
The roads for inauguration, according to Augoye, are the double-carriage Ubeji road, Access road from NPA Expressway to Warri Refinery while the schools are Army Day Secondary School, Effurun, and Ighogbadu Secondary School, Warri.
He said that Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa state would inaugurate the projects at the invitation of his Delta state counterpart.
Augoye said that the projects were economically viable, adding that the first one was a link to Warri Refinery and Petrochemicals Company while the Ubeji road connected five oil tank farms.
Also speaking, the commissioner for basic and secondary education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, said that Army Day Secondary School was one of the 12 model secondary schools embarked upon by the previous administration in the state.
He said Governor Okowa believed that government was a continuum and decided to complete the project which was at 30 percent stage when he assumed office.
On compliance with COVID-19 preventive protocols, he said that he was impressed with the schools he had visited.
“What I have seen in the few schools I have gone to, I am quite impressed because I saw most of the pupils and the teachers with their face masks.
“It is not easy to monitor children because some of them will pull it off, because it is very inconveniencing; so it behooves the teachers to always remind them to wear it properly.”
Recall that Governor Okowa had on Tuesday, January 5 commended the federal government on the commencement of the expanded special public works programme in the country.
Governor Okowa expressed excitement on the commencement of the programme adding that it will help curb unemployment in the country.
Meanwhile, as part of its industrialization plans, the Okowa administration is building a world-class Agro-Industrial Park in Aboh-Ogwashi in Aniocha South local government area of the state.
Experts say the facility would be a catalyst for economic transformation in the oil-rich state.
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