Delta spends N20b on schools, hospitals, others


By Our Reporter, Delta state


Delta state government has said that over twenty billion naira has been expended on the execution of people oriented and standard projects across the state as well as making sure that the impact of democracy is delivered to the people.


The disclosure which was given today by the Commissioner for special infrastructures, Mrs. Orezi Esiovo during the ongoing ministerial press briefing held at the conference hall of the Ministry of Information, Asaba stated that so far government has embarked on rehabilitation of and renovation of 50 primary and secondary schools at the cost of N7, 776,329,522.71.


The special infrastructure commissioner enumerated other special projects to include, the construction and equipping of 10 model primary schools at the cost N3,682,962,194.14, construction and equipping of mother and child care centres, Warri and Ekpan at the cost of N1,503,663,486.67 and N492,229,191.38, as well as remodeling, rehabilitation and equipping of Baptist hospital Eku at the cost N2,649,414,154.03 and construction of four new polytechnics at Sapele, Aboh, Bomadi and Abigborodo at the cost of N4billion.


While saying that the Trans Warri-Ode-Itsekiri bridges and access roads and the dualisation of the Ughelli-Asaba road sectors A, B and C have been completed, the commissioner disclosed that the Sapele Abigborodo-Arowon road, Ogheye floating market, Sapele modern market, expansion of Osubi airport, new government house project are at various stages of completion.


According to the commissioner, several other projects scattered all over the state were awarded to various contractors adding that “It is expected that a good number of them especially schools projects will be commissioned before the end of the second quarter of the year.”



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