he Delta Commissioner for Works, (Highways and Urban), Mr Reuben Izeze, says no more cutting corners in project execution in the state.
The newly sworn in commissioner stated this on Thursday in Asaba when he assumed duty after his inauguration by Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori.
According to Izeze, there is no more cutting corners in project execution in the state.
”The governor does not cut corners, he is a man of very high standards and I know that the Ministry of Works will be one of his star ministries in the cause of this administration.
‘’The people of Delta are looking forward to the ministry doing something differently from what has been the norm.
”And I believe that it is time to do things differently. Whatever projects we are doing must be able to stand the test of time,” he said.
Izese added that ”In this administration, because the governor has promised the people of the state the ”MORE agenda” to advance the state, I can assure you that we must get back to delivering superior projects.
‘’We will do projects that will make the people of Delta proud and understand that the Oborevwori’s administration means to keep its commitment to the state, particularly in the area of quality of roads and bridges both in the rural, urban, riverine and highways.”
Izeze charged the engineers in the ministry to be up in their game in realising the visions of the governor in delivering quality projects that would stand the test of time.
In the same vein, the Works Commissioner (Rural and Riverine Roads), Mr Charles Aniagwu, stressed the need for the staff of the ministry to effectively discharge their duties.
Aniagwu cautioned the civil servants against laxity or cutting corners in the supervision or execution of projects in the state.
‘’We will make supervision much more frequent. No matter where the road is in the state.
”It must be visited while the schedule officers should be able to give us regular updates on the project so that if the contractor has a challenge, we can address it on time,’’ Aniagwu said.
The commissioners who took their turns to familiarise themselves with the engineers and civil servants in the ministry addressed them on their expectations towards the realisation of the ”MORE agenda” of the governor.
They stressed the need for cooperation of staff in the ministry to achieve the desires and aspirations of the state government.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Mr Fred Edafioghor, who conducted the commissioners around the offices upon disclosed that the ministries inherited over 400 projects at various levels of completion from the previous administration.