The State Government has decried the deplorable state of some federal roads in the state and called on Federal Government to take urgent steps to address the situation.
Delta State commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, stated this while briefing the press on the deplorable state of federal roads across the state and country.
Mr. Aniagwu who was with the chief press secretary to the Governor, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, said that the state government had spent enormous resources on interventions on federal roads, pointing out however, that some others had become dilapidated, without attention from the Federal Government.
He stressed that devolving power to component units would provide them more funds to undertake the task of infrastructural development of the states, including roads that seemed to have overwhelmed the Federal Government.
The Commissioner said that the attention of the state government had been drawn to a viral video on a failed part of Uromi- Agbor road, stressing that It was a federal road.
He explained that the state government had intervened on two different occasions on the road.
On the recent protest against EFCC by alleged yahoo boys in the state, Mr Aniagwu urged the people to remain calm, adding that government had ordered investigation into the incident.
He assured that the government would continue to protect the rights of law-abiding individuals, but that it would not protect anyone found to have gone against the law.
On his part, Mr Ifeajika thanked journalists in the state for their support and urged them to do more critical analysis on issues as watchdogs of the society by making government accountable to the people.
The Chief Press Secretary said that Delta had been adjudged by the National Bureau Of Statistics NBS as second least poverty state in the country, adding that Governor Ifeanyi Okowa was being accorded a national honour by the APC led Federal Government in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in the governance of the state.
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