Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, on Thursday, said his administration has lined up a series of projects for inauguration to mark his first 100 days in office.
Governor Oborevwori stated this during an inspection tour of projects at the Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai-Asaba and other parts of the state capital.
Projects inspected included the Administrative building, Faculty of Agriculture building, lecture theatres, Faculty of Environment, and the Vice Chancellor’s lodge.
Others include; the State High Court Complex, 16km internal roads and drainages around Madonna Road area and the Okpanam – Ibusa Road, both in Oshimili South and Oshimili North Local Government Areas of the state.
He expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done at the various projects, adding that he would not inaugurate any project not executed to specification.
“In line with my M.O.R.E agenda, I summoned all the Permanent Secretaries to list out projects that we know we can complete urgently and this Dennis Osadebay University is one of them.
“I must tell you that the contractor is doing a very good job and I commend him for that. I know that in the next one week, we will come here for commissioning.
On the High Court Complex, the Governor said some of the corrections he pointed out earlier have been effected, adding that the project would be ready for inauguration in two weeks time.
“I am actually satisfied with the work done so far because the corrections we suggested, such as the work panel and the positioning of the toilets, have all been corrected.
“There are also some amendments to the sitting capacity which they are going to do and the contractor has assured us that it will be completed and ready for commissioning in ten days.
“Some of these ongoing projects and the new ones initiated will be inaugurated very soon; all within my 100 days in office.
“I promised Deltans that I am going to do M.O.R.E and I am very sure that they will get more.”
At the 16km adjoining roads around Madonna School Road, Governor Oborevwori said he was impressed with the quality of work done, assuring that the project was ready for inauguration.
“I was here on the 23rd of June and looking at the work now, I can say that they have done very well. They have completed the second layer now which is about 16 kilometers of adjoining roads with drains within this Madonna area.
“The contractor has done very well because he knows that we want good jobs. I won’t inaugurate any work that is not up to specification.
“The Ughelli-Asaba dualisation project is another job ongoing that I look forward to completing and I pray that this flood that is coming now does not affect the pace of work there.”
He said his administration would forward to the State Assembly, a supplementary budget of N167 billion to address areas of need.
The Governor said: “I have already told Deltans that there will be meaningful development and as you can see, we just had our maiden Exco yesterday, where a lot of approvals were granted.
“We also approved a supplementary budget to be able to carter for some of the areas that we know that are not properly funded and I can tell you that I have a good team and am sure that Deltans will get more from my administration”.