By Ejime Udueme
Delta State Executive Council at its maiden meeting for year 2024 has approved the sum of 15.7 billion naira for the construction of Phase 3 of flood control measures in Effurun/Warri and Environs, in Uvwie and Warri South Local Government Areas.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, the State Commissioner for Information, Dr Ifeanyi Osuoza said the phase 3 of the control measures will cover Airport Road, Ugborikoko, Bendel Estate and Ugboroke and environs in Uvwie and Warri South Local Government Areas.
Dr Osuoza who was flanked by Commissioner for Works, Highways and Urban Roads, Comrade Reuben Izeze, Director-General Warri, Uvwie and Environs Development Agency (WUEDA) Prince Godwin Ejinyere and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Festus Ahon, said the state Exco also gave approval for 600 million counterpart fund for the Sustainable Development Goals SDG Conditional Grants Scheme for Delta State.
The Commissioner said the present administration was putting measures in place to cushion the economic hardship that Deltans were going through.
He sued for the total support of the media in publicizing the policies and programmes of Governor Oborevwori.
For his part, Director-General of WUEDA, Prince Godwin Ejinyere said the Phase 1 has been completed while phase 2 is at 85 percent completion.
He said the Agency was planning a total solution for flood control measures in the Warri Stadium area, adding that design work around Enerhen Community, Igbudu, Odibo Estate among others were ongoing.