Delta State Governor, Sheriff Oborevwori, has said the state government is connecting rural communities with roads and other infrastructure to stem rural-urban migration in the state.
Governor Oborevwori disclosed this while inspecting some completed and ongoing projects slated for inauguration to commemorate his administration’s 100 days in office.
The projects inspected included, 2.6km Okpolo-Enhwe/Uwheru Road with 4.5km side drains phase 2; 2.4km Ugolo-Okpe/Okorikpehre Road and the 4.42km Obi-Ibabu/Ibabu Road with 2km drain at Onicha-Ukwuani in Isoko South, Okpe and Ndokwa West local government areas of the state.
Others were the administrative building, Vice Chancellor’s lodge, Principal Staff Quarters, University Staff School and 2km internal road at the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro in Isoko North local government area of the state.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Kingsley Emu, Governor Oborevwori, said “Road construction brings development to communities” and assured that his administration would continue to inter-connect more communities across the state.
“Road construction brings a lot of development to rural areas. When you hear that some part of the road, people don’t live there yet, you begin to understand that government is about development.
“What we have continued to do is to inter-connect communities that will stem the tide of rural-urban drift. Once you have good roads and schools, you can begin to have buildings and this place can become a city.
“China that you hear that about 50 or 60 percent of the communities live in cities, it doesn’t mean they relocated those living in the rural areas to the cities. All they did was bring development and infrastructure to rural areas and that’s exactly what we are doing,” he said.