Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson, on Friday, 13th September, 2013, embarked on an on-the-spot assessment of on-going projects in the State, urging the contractors to expedite action on their completion.
Accompanied by top government functionaries, the Governor expressed satisfaction with the pace of work on most of the projects inspected, explaining that the inspection was to ensure that the jobs were executed according to the specifications.
The project sites visited include, the Governor and Deputy Governors’ Office complex, Government House Clinic, new Secretariat Annexes, the new Police Officers’ Mess, and the site for the construction of the State Archives, Museum and Language Centre.
Others were the Gloryland Cultural Centre, Pharmaceutical Storage and Distribution Complex, Ring Road Project from Bayelsa Palm to AIT, Elebele, and the Fly-over Bridge project at the NNPC Mega Station/Julius Berger Junction.
At the GloryLand Cultural Centre, where reconstruction work is near completion, the Governor was impressed with the quality of new sculptural works put in place to enhance the aesthetics of the ultra-modern Events Centre.
Hon. Dickson, however, ordered the re-designing of the stage and some parts of the edifice to make it real world-class and directed the Commissioner for State Capital Development, Mr. Zuwa Konugha, to liaise with his Culture and Ijaw National Affairs counterpart, Dr. Felix Tuodolo, to adorn the city with more sculptural pieces portraying Ijaw culture and values.
The State Chief Executive also directed the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Lawrence Ewrudjakpo, to ensure the construction of a befitting road to link the Archives, Museum and Language Centre, which is sited opposite the newly-completed Police Officers’ Mess.
On the flyover project, the Governor noted that its timely completion would go a long way to ease the chaotic traffic situation in Yenagoa due to the influx of people into the state capital.
(C) Daniel Iworiso-Markson
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Bayelsa State