The dilapidated Federal Government-owned Eku-Abraka-Agbor road in Delta state, will soon wear a new look as the state government has decided to rehabilitate the failed portions of the road in the interest of the people.
The state Commissioner for Information Mr. Patrick Ukah, said at the weekend in Asaba, that the government took the decision to alleviate the untold hardship being experienced by motorists plying the road.
He also announced the state government’s approval of a contract for the rehabilitation/asphalt overlay of Ekakpamre/Ekrokpe/Usiefurun road in Ughelli South and Udu Local Government Areas and the rehabilitation and resealing of Alihiame/Aliagwai/Aliokpo/Agbor-Nta road in Ika South LGA.
According to Mr. Ukah, the government also approved the construction of Winners Road and Jehovah Street/Umonu Crescent, all in Abraka, Ethiope East LGA, and the reconstruction of Owa-Alero/Ute-Okpu road, (from Railway Fly-Over Bridge to Ute-Okpu Roundabout) in Ika North East LGA.
The continuation of the construction of Issele-Uku/Onicha-Uku/Ugbodu/Ukwu-Nzu/Obomkpa/Idumu-Ogo road and the completion of phase two of the contract (2.43 km length) from Onicha-Uku to Ukwu-Nzu in Aniocha North local government area was also approved.
He also announced the approval of the sum of N876, 756,756.76 matching grant for 2016 Universal Basic Education (UBE) scheme in the state.