Delta Approves N15.7bn For Phase 3 Flood Control Projects In Effurun, Warri

The building of Phase 3 flood control measures in Warri/Effurun and the surrounding areas in the state’s Warri South and Uvwie Local Government Areas was approved by the Delta State Executive Council on Thursday for a total of N15.7 billion.

Dr. Ifeanyi Osuoza, the State Commissioner for Information, briefed journalists on the results of the State Executive Council meeting, which was chaired by Governor Sheriff Oborevwori. He stated that Airport Road, Ugborikoko, Bendel Estate, and Ugboroke, as well as the surrounding areas in the Uvwie and Warri South Local Government Areas, will be covered by Phase Three of the control measures.

Osuoza who was flanked by the Commissioner for Works Highways and Urban Roads, Comrade Reuben Izeze, Director-General, Warri, Uvwie and Environs Development Agency (WUEDA) Prince Godwin Ejinyere and Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Festus Ahon, said Exco also approved N600 million counterpart fund for the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG Conditional Grants Scheme for Delta State.

Osuoza said: “We had a very engaging session at today’s Exco and above all Governor Sheriff Oborevwori and the Exco took notice of the hardship that Nigerians and Deltans are going through and he has resolved to make sure that he does everything humanly possible to put smiles on the faces of Deltans.

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

“Phase 1 and Phase 2 were awarded long ago while Phase 3 entails Airport Road, Ugborikoko, Bendel Estate and Ugboroke in Uvwie and Warri South at a cost of N15.7bn

“The second approval we got is the approval for the release of N600 million counterpart fund for the implementation of the 2024 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Conditional Grants and Schemes for Delta State.”

Prince Godwin Ejinyere, the Director-General of WUEDA, stated that phase 2 is 85% complete and phase 1 has been completed.

He added that design work was still being done at Enerhen Community, Igbudu, and Odibo Estate, among other places, and that the Agency was planning a comprehensive solution for flood control measures in the Warri Stadium region.