Oborevwori Commended for Awarding Flyovers Projects to Julius Berger

Manager to supervise Enerhen junction flyover

Sylvester Idowu in Warri  and Omon-Julius Onabu in Asaba

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Effurun branch, has commended the Delta State governor, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, for awarding the construction of six flyovers and expansion of the NPA-DSC expressway in the Effurun and Warri areas of the state to Julius Berger Company Plc.

Chairman of NBA, Effurun branch, Ben Ubioworo told newsmen yesterday, shortly after  the monthly meeting of the branch said that the lawyers’ body was elated with the move by the governor to execute qualitative and durable infrastructural projects in the State.

He maintained  that the governor has broken the jinx of poor and substandard performance that have bedeviled the state for decades.

Ubioworo noted that the timely completion of the earmarked projects will translate the twin cities of Effurun and Warri to mega cities befitting of their status as oil cities just as he applauded the governor for being intentional about building a legacy of standard projects.

“As a body whose duties include promotion of good governance, we have considered Your Excellency’s move and effort towards executing quality and standard projects to better the lot of Deltans as a move worthy of commendation.

“The recent award of the contract for the construction of flyovers and roads in Warri/Effurun to a reputable construction company, Julius Berger, is an indication that you are poised to deliver quality governance to our people’, he said.

While expressing appreciation to governor for the move, the NBA chairman urged traditional rulers, youths and Community leaders to ensure and guarantee a peaceful and a secured environment to enable the contractor complete the projects in record time.

Ubioworo, however, drew the attention of the governor to the poor state of all levels of courts in the State, particularly in Effurun, Warri and its environs and urged him “to replicate the New High Court complex at Asaba, in the Central and South districts of the state respectively.”

The chairman decried the current harsh environment where judicial officers and lawyers conduct court proceedings, describing the situation as “unacceptable.”

Meanwhile, Governor  Oborevwori has assigned the supervision of construction  of the Enerhenon-1st Marine Gate Flyover Project in Warri to the State Commissioner for Special Projects, Mr. Funyei Manager,  a statement by the Chief Press Secretary ( CPS) to the Governor,  Festus Ahon, said yesterday in Asaba.

The statement underscored the fact that Hon Manager would oversee construction work on the project until its completion.

Oborevwori charged the commissioner to be diligent in carrying out the assignment “to ensure that the contractor delivers a world-class, standard project for the use of Deltans, residents and visitors to the oil-rich city.”

The Enerhen Junction to First Marine Gate Flyover in Warri is among the three flyovers and road expansion projects recently awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc by the state government worth N78 billion.

The contractual agreement for the construction of the three projects was signed between the state government and Julius Berger on Wednesday October 18, 2023.

The whole projects are expected to be executed and delivered within a 27-month period, Governor Oborevwori stated during the contract-signing ceremony in Asaba, noting that adherence to standards and durability advised his government’s choice of the constant company.

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