DELTA State governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said the Asaba International Airport would be functional in the next four months.
He spoke in Kwale during a meeting of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta North Senatorial District.
He said his administration was committed to delivering dividends of democracy to Deltans, noting that the airport was very important to the socio-economic development of Delta and neighbouring states.
“I want to tell you that the contract for the construction of the Asaba airport project has been awarded to Setraco; Setraco is a reputable company and in the last one week a lot of construction work, has been witnessed at the airport,” he said, adding, “the company has a mandate of four months to deliver the project. The amount that Setraco quoted to deliver the job was less than the amount the contract was awarded the former contractor.”
The governor, who scored his administration high in project delivery, disclosed that his administration had mapped out a holistic programme to tackle flood in Asaba and Okpanam, stating that work had commenced in the storm drains to check flood at the Direct Labour, Jesus Saves roads and the Delta Broadcasting Service, Mariam Babangida Way and Junior Staff quarters areas of the state capital, while the contract to check flood water on Okpanam road will soon be awarded.
While noting that the construction of a multibillion naira secretariat complex will check accommodation problems of Ministries, Department and Agencies, Okowa thanked Deltans for their continual support.
He congratulated members of the PDP for the success recorded by the party in the January 6 local government elections and called for a more united PDP where there will be mutual respect and understanding.
Those who spoke at the meeting including the chairman of the party in Delta North Senatorial District, Chief Moses Iduh commended Governor Okowa’s administration for providing good governance which has given a boost to the fortunes of the party in the state.