By Nosa Akenzua
Delta state government, on Wednesday, declared that the ultra-modern market being constructed at the cost of N4.2biilion at Ogeghe community in Warri North local government area of Delta state will be completed in 2021.
The state Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, who spoke to journalists in his office, when members of Asaba Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists paid him a courtesy visit, disclosed that the project would be erected on 80/70 platform metres on top of the water with 90 lock up shops adding that the market would be the first ever to be built on water in the history of Delta state over the years.
The commissioner, while noting that the market had over the years seemingly abandoned, would be constructed in modern ways and in collective responsibilities of the ministry of works, and among others adding that it would be completed in March 20, 2021.
He said, “When completed and opened, it will boost business activities in the area including Ondo state which Is about fifteen minutes’ drive with speed boats. There will be sales of fish and it will add values to the state economy. We are determined to make sure that the market is first among equals,” and commended the journalists, especially Exco members of the Chapel, saying that journalists’ role in nation building cannot be over emphasised, particularly in political activities.
Earlier, the chairman of the chapel, Mr Dominic Adewole Igbekoyi, while expressing gratitude to the commissioner for his attention to journalists at always times especially as it relates to his office and appealed to him to continue to do his best for they as journalists.
He said, “We are particularly grateful to Sir especially as hard-working commissioner and we pray God to redouble your efforts and ensure you are elevated to a higher position after your tenure as commissioner.”