Delta state government has promised to tar the 7.5km access link road to Umeh community in Isoko South of local government Area soonest; as Governor Uduaghan said his response is due to a Facebook site which mentioned the deplorable situation of the road.
Uduaghan pledged that priority would be given to the construction of the deplorable access road linking the area to the outside world, during an unscheduled visit to the largely agrarian community said.
He also promised that the only primary school in the area would be renovated in addition to the construction of modern classroom blocks.
He explained that the community would enjoy the dividends of democracy after so many years of neglect by previous administrations.
Amid chants of political slogans by the community members, the governor said; “I did not come here for politics, I came here as the governor of the state, I am the governor to every Deltan.”
The governor noted that his administration was interested in the construction of the road because of the great agricultural potentials of the people adding that the farm produce from the area can feed the state and country in general.
“I assure you that the contract for the road will be awarded soon and it will be given to the best contractor to handle. I will do my part to see to the completion of the road. You will also do your part in increasing your farming proceeds.”
Governor Uduaghan observed that he learnt about the deplorable situation of Umeh road from the Facebook site of Barr. Duncan an indigene of the community and decided to come and see things for himself.
He said “you people are sophisticated farmers, what I saw in your farm land is wonderful. You people have gone far in Agriculture. I commend you.”
In a brief response, a community leader thanked the governor for the visit saying “this is the first time we are seeing a governor in our midst. This shows that you have interest in our road.”
He commended the governor for the promise he made to renovate and re-build the primary school in the area adding that the community did not lobby for the dividends of democracy.