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Governor Okowa Justifies Substandard Projects, Use Of Incompetent Contractors In Delta




For the reason that coming of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s Peoples Democratic Occasion administration in Delta State, residents of the state have noticed a litany of substandard tasks together with failed and collapsed street tasks, often three to 6 months after opening them.

SaharaReporters gathered that the incessant collapse of multi-million naira street tasks within the state may very well be attributed to incompetent contractors being employed by the state authorities.

Considered one of them, the newly constructed multi-million naira Direct Labour Company (DLA) street, awarded in December 2018, by the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led administration in Delta State, collapsed six months after it was inaugurated in an elaborate ceremony.

The street, which was inaugurated with fanfare by former Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday, March 19, 2021, on the invitation of the state governor, Okowa, collapsed three weeks in the past, barely six months after it was inaugurated.

Additionally in 2017, one other multi-billion naira street constructed by governor Okowa’s administration in Asaba, the state capital, collapsed simply six months after their inauguration.

Since 2018, residents of Ikpide-Irri riverine group, Isoko South Native Authorities Space of Delta State, had known as on the state authorities over using substandard supplies locally’s N1.5billion street undertaking.

Some employees within the state Ministry of Works, who will not be snug with the spate of shoddy and collapsed street tasks within the state, revealed that some prime state officers collected bribes from the incompetent contractors to facilitate funds.

In the meantime, someday in 2020, throughout a press convention in Authorities Home, Asaba, a reporter confronted the governor on the substandard street tasks particularly the controversial N1.5billion Ikpide-Irri substandard street undertaking.

Responding, Okowa had mentioned, “It’s attainable when you have got so many roles which can be ongoing, it’s attainable to have a couple of defects. It’s attainable to have people who find themselves contractors however is probably not normal sufficient. You’ve simply drawn my consideration to Ikpide-Irri and Okpe-Isoko roads, it is not mistaken to attract my consideration as governor to street defects. I do not hate criticism.”

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