In a bid to address the untold hardship being experienced by motorists plying the Eku-Abraka-Agbor Road, the Delta State Government has put machineries in place to rehabilitate the failed portions of the road.
Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, who disclosed this after the State Executive Council meeting held in Asaba on Thursday, said though it is a federal road, the state government decided to work on the road in the interest of the people.
Also approved is the 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 local government area.
According to Mr. Ukah, the Executive Council equally gave it’s nod to the construction of Winners Road and Jehovah Street/Umonu Crescent, all in Abraka, Ethiope East local government area and the reconstruction of Owa-Alero/Ute-Okpu road, (from Railway Fly-Over Bridge to Ute-Okpu Roundabout) in Ika North East local government area.
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.
In the education sector, the sum of N876,756,756.76 matching grant for 2015 Universal Basic Education (UBE) scheme was also approved by the state Executive Council.