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Governor Okowa Inaugurates Ultra- modern Market, Road Projects In Delta, To Construct More In 2018



Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has commissioned a multi-million naira ultra-modern market in Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State, with a promise to embark on more infrastructure development in 2018.

While inagurating the project, the governor charged local government councils chairmen across the state to endeavor to allocate the markets stalls constructed by his administration to genuine traders.

“We know it is statutory for local government councils to construct markets, but, we had to intervene to improve the socio-economic life of the people, this market has been ceded to the Council, they are not to refund the money spent to government,” the Governor said.


“If this market is not put into good use, it will be a waste, the Council Chairman must allocate stores to genuine traders, not people who will collect stores without making use of them, the Chairman should liaise with the traditional ruler to ensure that the right persons get the stores.”

“This is the first of modern markets we are constructing, because of the importance of markets to our people and due to demands, in 2018, we are constructing three modern markets in Ozoro, Burutu and Oghara.”

Responding, the Orodje of Okpe, HRM Orhue I, said, “Governor Okowa is not only a Chief but, a Prince of Okpe Kingdom, since his emergence as Governor, we are witnessing the commissioning of different projects.”


The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Barr. Mary Iyasere disclosed that the market has 196 open shops, 28 lock up shops, 4 offices, 16 toilets, 1 coldroom, 1 storage room, 1 open hall, water borehole, reinforced concrete underground water tank, Steel elevated portable water tank, PHCN Electricity Supply, External Flood Lights, Platform for Yam Tubers, among other facilities.

Earlier, Governor Okowa had said Deltans should expect more infrastructure as his administration is committed to making life better for the people.

He gave this assurance while commissioning of Ovwian road in Udu Local Government Area of the State, where he also inspected the construction of Grace Road, Ekete  Waterside in the area before commissioning the road project.


“I am glad that this project has been fully delivered, we are here to rejoice with the people, the government is doing a lot to provide infrastructure, and I want to reassure you, all Deltans that we will deliver more projects that will impact on the lives in the course of this administration,” the Governor said.

Commissioner for Works in the State, Chief James Auguye had in an address, said the  road was constructed within seven months as the contract for its execution was awarded in the month of March, 2017.

President General of Ovwian Community, Engr. Paul Odiete thanked Governor Okowa for his administration’s commitment to provide infrastructure that will make life better for Deltans.


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