Okowa tenders apology to Ijaw Nation

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The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa has rendered an unreserved apology to Delta Ijaw for his administration’s failure to complete the Ayakoromo bridge project after 8 years.

Speaking at the Valedictory Dinner Night in Asaba organized in honour of the outgoing government yesterday, the out-going tasked the incoming Governor, Rt. Hon Sheriff Oborevwori to mobilise the contractor to site.

Okowa noted that the previous construction company, Zerock slowed down the pace of work despite the fact that the government was meeting the financial demands.

In view of the above, the state government terminated the contract with Zerock and re-awarded it to Setraco Nig. Ltd. with an upward review as approved.

The Governor further disclosed that an initial sum of N2bn has been paid to Setraco with plans on top gear with the incoming government to pay another N2bn, making it N4bn to mobilize contractor to site by next week.

Sen. Okowa called on the incoming administration, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, the governor-elect and his team to employ dedicated measures to ensure the completion of the Ayakoromo bridge.



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