BY FESTUS AHON
MOTORISTS and residents heaved a sigh of relief as Delta State government commenced the construction of the Okumagba Estate Road dualisation project.
The project manager of the company handling the project, Niger Construction Limited, Engr Johnny George, said the 2.5 kilometre road, with drainage and pavement, would be completed in record time as the state government has provided all the necessary requirements.
George, who explained that compensation had been paid and the demolition of structures obstructing the project had commenced, noted that the road would not be closed to traffic during the construction.
He said Niger Construction Company Limited would defy the rainy season to commence the construction of the road because of the priority the state government placed on the project.
Some of the residents of the area expressed happiness at the commencement of the project, noting that it would boost business activities in the area.
They commended Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan for his dogged efforts to improve the living standard of Deltans and pledged their continued support for his administration.