Gov Oborevwori Flags-Off Construction Of N78bn Effurun/Warri flyovers

Gov Oborevwori Flags-Off Construction Of N78bn Effurun/Warri flyovers

Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, Monday, performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of three flyovers, cloverleaf, road expansion and pedestrian bridges in the Effurun and Warri metropolis of the state.

The projects include road expansion and improvement works between Effurun and DSC roundabouts; PTI Junction Flyover; DSC Roundabout flyover; Enerhen junction/Marine Gate flyover and cloverleaf at Effurun roundabout.

Performing the groundbreaking ceremony in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state, Governor Oborevwori said it was a fulfillment of the promise he made to the people of the state during his inauguration on May 29.

He said the projects would ease traffic gridlock and vehicular movements in the affected areas, adding that it would change the face of the twin cities of Effurun and Warri.

The Governor added that the projects would create employment and improve economic activities for engineers, artisans, labourers, food vendors, suppliers, transporters, quarry operators and so many others in the construction value chain.

Commissioner for Works (Highways and Urban Roads), Comrade Reuben Izeze lauded Governor Oborevwori for the vision in executing the projects, noting that it was the first time in the history of the state Julius Berger was executing projects for the State Government.

Managing Director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Mr. Lars Richter, commended the State Government for the vision and insight in investing in the special infrastructure in the twin-cities and thanked Governor Oborevwori for finding the company worthy to execute the projects.

He assured that the company will deliver the work on schedule and in line with specifications.

On his part, the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, HRM Dr. Emmanuel Sideso, Abe I, commended Governor Oborevwori for the project and for remembering the Uvwie people, assuring that they would protect the project.

Also speaking, the Olu of Warri Kingdom, Ogiame Atuwatse III, represented by Dr Roland Oritsejafor, described the project as a project of unity and pledged the unalloyed support of the people of Warri towards successful completion of the projects.

The Chairmen of Uvwie and Warri South Local Government Areas, Hon. Ransom Onoyake and Dr Michael Tidi, respectively, in their remarks, said the people of the area are happy with the project delivery efforts of Governor Oborevwori and would cooperate with the contractor to ensure prompt delivery.

It would be recalled that the State Executive Council, at its inaugural meeting on September 12, approved the contract while the contract signing ceremony was held on October 18.

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