By Emma Amaize
ASABA — Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has declared his determination to make the state capital, Asaba, an economic hub for investors and haven for tourists.
He spoke when he visited the Asagba of Asaba, Obi Chike Edozien, in his palace, noting that it was that desire that prompted the construction of such mega projects as the new Government House, Asaba; International Airport, Asaba; General Hospital, and new roads in the capital city by his administration.
He said every part of Asaba will be made accessible, while economic development of the state would record a boost when the 10 new roads and the old ones under reconstruction in Asaba were completed.
Uduaghan noted that it was his administration’s desire to transform the state into an economic hub, adding that improved access roads across the state would facilitate the economic development of the state and enhance the living standard of the people.
He said: “Having good roads across the state is part of my administration’s goals. That is why a massive reconstruction and completion of roads is on-going and it is my belief that with good road network, movement of goods and services will become easier and safer.”
He informed the Asagba that due to the unexpected flood that destroyed property of Deltans last year, his administration had embarked on measures to protect the environment and make it safer for the people.
“The disaster was a natural occurrence and there was nothing we could have done to stop it from happening, but I assure you that measures are being taken to ensure that such a disaster will not lead to lose lives or property again,” he said.