Indigenes of Ovwor/Effurun-Otor communities were excited as the multi-million naira Ovwor/Effurun -Otor Bridge, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, was commissioned by Governor, Godwin Obaseki, of Edo state on Tuesday 16th March.
Obaseki expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done on the project, describing the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as an unusual politician who was not known to make promises he had no intention of fulfilling. Obaseki’s words were;
“He is not only building physical bridges, he is building community, social and economic bridges. With the kind of leadership he is providing, we are very encouraged in Edo State. See the number of projects he has been embarking on in the last six years. Those who are criticizing Niger Delta governors on what they are doing with 13 per cent derivation should come to Delta State, should come to Ughelli South.”
He applauded the contractor of the project, saying that the contractor is an indigene of Delta State and it is very impressive, because it promotes the people and their capacity to do quality jobs. Reacting to this, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Obakpor J U Construction Company, Olorogun J U Oguma thanked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa for giving them the opportunity to express their technical know-how in the building of roads, bridges and other infrastructures in the State.
Governor Okowa expressed delight that “what was started a few years ago has brought joy to the people”, assuring that his administration had no intention of abandoning any project it has embarked on.”
While promising that his administration would deliver on the Ovwor hospital(a project that is ongoing by the Delta State government) by next year, he reiterated the commitment of his administration to continue to execute projects that would impact positively the social and economic lives of the people.