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Unity Bridges: Bridges of Hope and Ethnic Unification

Unity Bridges: Bridges of Hope and Ethnic Unification

If there is any achievement of James Onanefe Ibori the people of Delta State will not forget in a hurry, it is the construction of four bridges in different parts of the state to link the creeks to the upland. The Bomadi, Omadino, Ase and Olomu bridges were completed and made functional within his eight

Eku Baptist Hospital

Eku Baptist Government Hospital was sick and near death. That was how Professor Uvie Igun, a former Vice Chancellor of Delta State University, Abraka captured the state of the hospital in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state, prior to the turnaround of the medical facility by the administration of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. The

Ongoing Asaba and Warri Flyovers

In terms of infrastructure development, Warri lagged behind other major Nigerian cities during the military era. But the situation has significantly changed since the advent of democracy 15 years ago. Since 1999, the physical outlook of this very important city has gradually improved with each administration and this is set to change even more with the ongoing

Ughelli-Asaba Highway Dualisation: Paving the Way for Prosperity

Virtually all the infrastructure being developed by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration has economic benefits to the people. The 162.27-kilometre Ughelli-Asaba Highway, which is currently being dualised is one of the star projects of the government. For the purpose of ease of construction, and its importance to the state, the road was divided into three sections.

World-Class Delta State University Teaching Hospital

One of the sad ironies of the Nigerian situation in the last three decades of its existence as an independent country is the dearth of world-class infrastructure in the health sector. This explains why many Nigerians, especially the well-to-do in the society, choose to travel abroad for even minor health challenges. The situation is depressing, not just for the huge

Delta Beyond Oil

Beyond his eight-year tenure as governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan is concerned about the future of the state. He believes that someday, the crude oil wells of the Niger Delta region will dry up and revenue will stop coming from that source. Ordinarily, that should give every well-meaning citizen of that state reason to

Award-winning Micro-credit

The Micro-credit programme is adjudged one of the star programmes of the Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration. Designed as an economic empowerment programme for the purpose of poverty alleviation, the Mcro-Credit programme is a success story. Since it started in 2007, Anthonia Ashiedu, the Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation, said over N3 billion has been invested in

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