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News - South South - Delta Updated: February 09, 2024

Delta government approves N15.7 billion for flood control measures

By Philip Adeboye
February 09, 2024
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The Delta State government has greenlit an amount of N15.7 billion for the implementation of Phase III flood control initiatives in Warri, Effurun and surrounding areas within Warri South and Uvwie Local Government Areas.

Ifeanyi Osuoza, the Commissioner for Information, shared this development with journalists, revealing that the decision was among the resolutions made during the recent State Executive Council (EXCO) meeting held at the Government House in Asaba. 

Osuoza further disclosed that Governor Sheriff Oborevwori, who chaired the meeting, also sanctioned N600 million as a counterpart fund for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Conditional Grants Scheme in the state.

He said: “We had a very engaging session at today’s EXCO meeting and above all, Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori and the EXCO took note of the hardship that Nigerians and people of Delta are going through.

“The governor has resolved to make sure that he does everything humanly possible to put smiles on the faces of the people.

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“One of the major projects approved today is the flood control measures in Warri, Effurun and Environs Phase 3.

“Phase 1 and Phase II were awarded long ago, while Phase III entails Airport Road, Ugborikoko, Bendel Estate and Ugboroke in Uvwie and Warri South at a cost of N15.7 billion.

“The second approval we got is for the release of N600 million counterpart fund for the implementation of the 2024 SDGs’ Conditional Grants and Schemes for the state”.

The director-general of Warri Uvwie and Environs Development Agency, Godwin Ejinyere, said that phase 1 of the flood control project had been completed, while phase II was at 85 per cent completion.

He said that the agency was planning a comprehensive solution for flood control in the Warri Stadium area.

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He said that the design works around Enerhen Community, Igbudu and Odibo Estate, amongst others, were ongoing.

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