Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has reassured the people of the state of his administration’s commitment to urban renewal.
Speaking in Warri at the commissioning of the re-branded Enerhen Junction in Uvwie Local Government Area, the governor said Jakpa Junction and Hausa Quarters were among other junctions in the Warri/Effurun metropolis selected for the ongoing urban renewal exercise.
He recalled that the Enerhen junction was noted for traffic congestion and criminal activities hence, the decision to rebrand it so as to push criminals away.
Governor Uduaghan charged the people that we “We must keep this junction clean, no dumping of refuse,” assuring that work would soon commence on on the flyover at the Effurun Roundabout.
He commended the Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, His Royal Highness Emmanuel Sideso, and the traders, for their cooperation, Uduaghan urged residents of the area to keep the junction clean.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Special Duties (Special Infrastructure), Orezi Esievo, said that the Enerhen Junction was one of the 12 junctions/road interceptions selected for development by the governor.
According to him, the 12 selected projects were part of the state’s Urban Renewal Strategy, adding that they were in Asaba and Warri/Effurun, at a total cost of N3.176 billion.
Esievo said the projects were targeted at decongesting the junctions so as to promote free flow of traffic, and ultimately enhancing social and economic activities.
“Enerhen junction was selected because it was easily the most challenging in terms of traffic congestion and other hardships. The project was completed on schedule.”
She enjoined residents to support the Governor’s vision of transforming Delta to a modern state, urging that any litigation arising from the project should be dropped in the interest of progress.