Rt. Hon. (Chief) Sheriff Oborevwori, MNIM
Speaker, DTHA,

Hon. (Chief) James Augoye
Commissioner for Works, Delta State

Delta Works Ministry Defends N49 Billion Budget Proposal For 2018

The Chairman, House Committee on Works of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon. Chief Evance Ochuko Ivwurie who is also the honourable member representing Ethiope East State Constituency in the State House of Assembly, today presided over the 2018 proposed budget defense of the State Ministry of Works and the Direct Labour Agency (DLA), just as the Committee has directed the Contractors handling the Asaba International Airport to be present at the Airport project site on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 and Okpanam Road Construction / Drainage projects on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 at 2.00pm prompt respectively.
The budget defense was well attended by the Chairman, Hon. Chief Evance Ochuko Ivwurie and the Vice Chairman, Hon. Engr. Oboro Preyor. Other members in attendance include Hon. Barr. Daniel Mayuku, Hon. Olorogun Dennis Omovie, Hon. Anthony Elekeokwuri, Hon. Engr. Emeka Nwobi and Hon. Kennedy Daubry, Member.
Speaking in the State House of Assembly Complex, Hon. Ivwurie welcomed the Commissioner and Staff of the Ministry of Works to the Delta State House of Assembly, Asaba.
Hon. Ivwurie said the proposed budget estimate for the Ministry of Works in the year 2018 budget is N49.3 Billion, which is earmarked by His Excellency, Senator Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State to sustain the current momentum of the State Government in infrastructural developmental projects, especially the construction of network of rural and urban roads across the state and to also consolidate on the ongoing rehabilitation works on the deplorable roads in the State.
The Chairman explained that if we must have quality, standard and effective service delivery to Deltans; the Ministry of Works needs to be well funded and it is indeed well funded by the State Government to deliver exceptional standard quality roads and bridges.
“This administration of Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa is a people-oriented government and development-driven with focus on quality service delivery and substantial dividends of democracy to all Deltans,” Hon. Ivwurie assured.
Hon. Ivwurie disclosed that good roads network is an integral part of good governance and key to economic growth while promising that the Committee will partner with the Ministry of Works to move Delta State to an enviable height.
While commending the Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, for his intelligence, calm spirit, proactive and positive approach to works, the Chairman urged the Ministry of Works and State House Committee on Works to synergize together in moving the state forward.
The Honourable Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, wasted no time in analyzing and defending the budget as did the Director, Delta Central of Direct Labour Agency, Engr. Blessing Enamuotor, Ph.D who represented the Director General of Direct Labour Agency (DLA), Rt. Hon. Frank Enekorogha, who was unavoidably absent.

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