The government of Delta State has explained that the main aim of the state government’s road infrastructure drive is to boost transportation of agricultural commodities, thereby improving the state’s food security.
The State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr Kingsley Emu, said this in an inspection of the 4.42km Obi-Ibabu/Ibabu Road and 2km drain at Onich-Ukwuani and the 3.4km Ugolo-Okpe Local Government Areas of the state.
According to Dr. Emu, Governor Oborevwori’s administration’s M.O.R.E. Agenda is aimed at advancing growth and development in the state, and the government plans to improve on the record created by the past administration with respect to road creation.
In his words, “The fundamentals have been established by the immediate past governor by constructing well over 2,000km of roads and 1,400km of drains. So if you have that, it can only be a continuation of all the projects and many more new ones.
“Most of the inter-connecting roads are very critical to our development. We have had issues with the decadence of infrastructure over the years, and in the last eight years, we have seen a lot of them come back to life; this is a further continuation,” he said.
“The fact that only 2 kilometres of drains are constructed here, shows that only 2 kilometres of high density area is what we have, meaning we do not have a lot of houses there.
“So it’s a road that truly inter-connects most of those communities over there, and it is also driving our agrarian policy of trying to help bring out our raw materials to the cities where they are processed. So it’s an important road for us.” He added.