The strategic nature of the road to the economic wellbeing of the state was brought to the fore on Wednesday 22nd July, 2020, when the Chairman, Works Committee, Delta State House of Assembly (DTHA), Hon. Engr. Emeka Nwaobi, accompanied by the State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, paid a visit to Issele-Azagba for an on the spot assessment of the road.
Hon. Nwaobi who represents Aniocha North State Constituency in the House, said that the road remains a strategic that needs urgent attention, saying that its opening and construction would enhance the economic wellbeing of the people in the area and the state in general.
“Having discussed that with the Honourable Commissioner for works, he deemed it necessary coming with me with his field engineers to have an on the spot assessment of the road and that is why we are here today.
“Coming here alone is a good sign of commitment to the people and we are assuring them that by the grace of God, we will do everything within our powers to ensure that the road is constructed.
“Also, putting into consideration the economic situation, we will work and see that the road is put in the next budget and we will push and see it is constructed for the benefit of, not only the people of Aniocha North, but the entire people of Delta State,” Hon. Nwaobi stated.
In his assessment, the State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, confirmed the strategic nature of the road to the people of the state and said that it is worth considering for inclusion and implementation in the 2021 budget of the state.
“Definitely, we are going to work on the road to ensure that it is included in the budget of 2021 among the very few projects we are going to consider next year.
“You are aware what the covid-19 is doing to the economy of the State and the country at large and so, the very few projects that will be considered in the 2021 budget, are projects that are considered to be very strategic and of economic importance to the people and that is why I have come to see if this road as the Honourable member earlier told me at Asaba is actually worth considering.
“And having seen it and from the discussion we had, I have seen that the road is very strategic and it is worth considering,” the Works Commissioner affirmed, even as he assured that the needful would be done in the best interest of the people.
Also at the assessment visit were senior Directors and field engineers of the State Ministry of Works who were critical to the appraisal of the road for consideration.