Okowa Re-awards Asaba Airport, Reveals “Amount Setraco Quoted Is Lesser Than What It Was Awarded ULO Company”

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has disclosed that the controversial and yet to be completed Asaba International Airport has been re-awarded to Straco Construction Company with a mandate to complete the project in four months time.

The governor who made this disclosure Saturday during a meeting of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta North Senatorial District, in Kwale, headquarters of Ndokwa West local government area said that “Setraco have a mandate of four months to deliver the project; the amount that Setraco quoted for them to deliver the job was lesser than the amount the contract was awarded to the former contractor.”

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Okowa noted that his administration is committed to delivering dividends of democracy to Deltans, adding that the Asaba International Airport is very important to the socio-economic development of Delta State and neighboring 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 in the airport.” Okowa said.

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The Governor while scoring high his administration in project delivery, disclosed that his administration has mapped out a holistic programme to tackle flood in Asaba and Okpanam stating that while work has commenced in the construction of storm drains to check flood at the Direct Labour, Jesus Saves Roads, contract has also, been awarded for the construction of drains to check flooding of 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.

According to the governor, the construction of a multi-billion naira secretariat complex will check accommodation problems of Ministries, Department and Agencies and 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, 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.

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