Govt Commended For Rehabilitation Of Failed Portions Of Jesus Saves Road

The Delta State Government has been commended
for the rehabilitation of some of the failed portions
of the Jesus Saves road in Asaba, the state
The commendation came from motorists who spoke
to The Pointer in the area of Asaba.
They said that with the on-going drainage work across
the Nnebisi road,, the Jesus Saves road linking Amb. Leo
Okogwu and Konwea Plaza Junction is the best alternative
route for motorists, adding that the rehabilitation
of some of the failed portions, particularly the one after
Azinge Street, is a welcome development.
First to speak was Mr. Roland Obukowho, who said
that the government had done the right thing, but added
that it would be better if the road was totally rehabilitated
or re-tarred.
‘You can see that because the failed portions were
rehabilitated with red sand, the traffic pressure on the
Nnebisi Road has reduced, unlike before, when it was
traffic holdup galore, ‘ he said. Also, Mrs. Janet Tobe, a
mother of three, said that the rehabilitation ‘is a welcome
development,’ but appealed to the state government
to tar other link roads in Asaba, as the situation
of most roads in the metropolis are getting worst by
the day.
She called on the government to take advantage of
the dry season and, in the spirit of the yuletide, fix some
of the roads so that residents of Asaba can celebrate
driving on smoother roads ‘We know that it is not easy,
but we must do the right thing with our little income;
roads are very important in every city and we should
know that Asaba is the state capital. Priority should be
given to its status because it is home to all, she pointed
out, ‘ he added.
Other, who spoke to our correspondent, lauded the
state government for the rehabilitation of the road
and appealed to government to extend construction of
roads to more link roads or re-tar the Jesus Saves Road
as an alternative road to Nnebisi Road now undergoing
drainage construction across it.
Workers Told ToTake Advantage
Of Public Complaints Commission
To Seek Redress To Injustice
Deltans and other Nigerians in general, particularly
workers, have been called upon to take advantage
of the services rendered by the Public Complaints
Commission to seek redress on perceived injustice in
their work places.
The call was made by the Federal Commissioner in
charge of Delta State, Sir Matthias Etoh, while speaking
on the activities of the commission on a live DBS Radio
programme in Asaba.
He disclosed that the commission was established in
1975 and since then, had helped in resolving complaints
bordering on injustice done to workers and will continue
to do so.
While saying that the commission was established by
an Act of the National Assembly, Sir Etoh called on Deltans
and Nigerians, particularly workers, who are facing
injustice from their superiors to go to their offices located
in the state and country at large to seek redress, free.
According to him, “The commission offers free services
to members of the public, adding that the commission’s
funding comes from the Federation Account, hence their
services are free and does not demand money from anyone
do its duties.”
The state commission boss said that the the commission
has offices in Asaba, Ughelli, Agbor, Warri, Isoko
and other places in the state and urged Deltans to take
advantage of the services offered by the commission to
seek redress on injustice done to them.
He,however, made it clear that the commission ‘doesn’t
mediate on matters before the police, courts or any of the
law enforcement agencies’ as there are also recognised
avenues to resolve injustice done to anybody.
While calling on youths to stay away from crime, Sir
Etoh said that according to one of his brothers in ‘Pigin
English’ “Mugu Nor Dey Prison, But Guy Men,” meaning
that those who don’t want to obey the law and live
normal life are always locked up in prison for one crime
or the other.
The Delta State Commissioner for Energy, Barr. Newworld Safugha (2nd right), Chief Ubaka Attoh, representing the Asagba of Asaba, (left) Chief
Nicholas Chizea,(2nd left), Hon. Johnson Erijo, Chairman, House Committee on Energy during the Energy Stakeholders’ meeting in Asaba