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East-West road now 90 per cent complete, says minister


WITH determination to deliver the East-West road in the next few months, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Stephen Oru has revealed that work on the strategic road has reached 90 per cent completion.

  The minister gave the information when the Delta State Commissioner Special Duties in Charge of Abuja Liaison Office, Joel Bisina,  paid him a visit in Abuja. 

  According to him, the federal government is serious about completing the N386billion road dualisation project.

  “I am glad to inform the house that the East-West road is now 90 per cent completed”, Oru said, adding that the Delta State section of the road was already 100 per cent complete.

  He assured Bisina that the ministry would support the effort of the state government to improve the welfare of its citizens, noting that the ministry was involved in over 200 youth training programmes for young people in the oil rich Niger Delta region.

  The commissioner, while speaking earlier, explained that his task was to look after the interest of the Delta State government in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

  He added that he had been working with leaders of Delta State indigenes on ways to represent the state well in the nation’s capital. He said he and his team was working at mobilising Deltans to participate actively in the 2015 general elections both in the FCT and in Delta state.

  “We have been working assiduously in the FCT to mobilize the community to actively participate in the general elections. We have well over 5,000 Deltans resident in the FCT and its environs and quite a large number of them are registered at the state level while others are registered here in Abuja”, he said.

  Bisina applauded the federal government for completing the Delta section of the East-West road, stating that the dualised road has reduced travel time between Warri and Patani.


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