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Okowa appeals to residents of Warri/Effurun for patience regarding flood

Post created on June 23, 2021

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has appealed to residents of Warri/Effurun, and environs for patience as the State Government intensifies its effort in tackling the flooding problem in these areas.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, a contract for Storm Drainage projects to address the flooding in the area has since been awarded and work is currently ongoing.
The Chief Press Secretary stated that Governor Okowa is optimistic that at the end of the 2021 dry season, residents of the aforementioned areas will begin to enjoy a respite from the floods.
According to Okowa, contract for Storm Drainage projects to address the flood menace in the area has since been awarded and work is in progress.
He said the projects were in three phases and that work was speedily ongoing on two major phases which were expected to be completed in 24 months.

Okowa disclosed that at the weekend, the contractor and officials of Warri-Uwvie and Environs Development Agency, had worked assiduously on measures to check the level of flooding occasioned by the rainfall in the area.

He noted that at the completion of the project, it would provide an enduring solution to the problem.

Okowa, however, expressed optimism that before the year’s dry season, residents of the areas would begin to enjoy respite from flood as it would have been drastically checked by the Storm Drainage projects.

The governor appealed to them to be patient with the government on the Storm Drainage scheme targeted at making flooding in the area a thing of the past.

He commended the people for their cooperation and urged them to continue to support the state government in its drive toward attainment of a “Stronger Delta” agenda.

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