The people of Umeh community in Isoko South Local Government Area can now heave a sigh of relief following the directive by the Delta State Governor, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori to Setraco Construction company to remediate failed portions of the road.
The directive for the rehabilitation of the road came after leaders of Umeh Community appealed to the state government to remediate the road which was destroyed by the 2022 flood.
The member representing Isoko South Constituency Two in the Delta State House of Assembly, Honourable Ferguson Onwo, on Monday, inspected ongoing remediation works on the road.
Succor came the way of indigenes of Umeh Community in Isoko South after a prompt response from Governor Oborevwori for an immediate remediation of the failed portions of the road which has become a nightmare for residents and motorists.
Onwo commends Oborevwori as remediation works begin on failed portions of Umeh
Inspecting the ongoing intervention works by the construction company, the member representing Isoko South Constituency Two in the Delta State House of Assembly, Honourable Onwo, assured the people of Umeh Community the state government has heard their cry and come to their rescue.
Onwo who commended the state governor for his prompt response to the plight of members of his constituency, explained that the remediation works on the road became necessary following the deplorable state of the road occasioned by the 2022 flooding.
He urged residents of the community to remain calm and corporate with the construction company handling the remediation works to ensure that the project is delivered before another flooding sets in.
President General of Umeh Community, Pastor Emmanuel Simeon and others expressed satisfaction at the quick response of Governor Oborevwori who ordered the immediate remediation of the road.
According to them, Umeh road which became a death trap to motorists and residents connects to other towns and villages in Isoko nation which made it very expedient for them to appeal to the state government through other political leaders.
For their part, a representative of the Ministry of works, Engineer Mark Egwulusor and a representative of the construction company, Engineer John Akhasomhe assured the people that the project will be delivered according to specification and on time.
The timely intervention of the state government on the failed portions of the Umeh road is expected to resuscitate commercial activities in the agrarian community.