The Minister for Niger Delta Affairs; Dr. Stephen Oru recently announced the state of the East-West road construction project. At a 90% completion stage, the road is set to be ready in a couple of months.
The road which stretches from Warri in Delta state through Bayelsa and Rivers, all the way to Eket in Akwa Ibom is being constructed by SETRACO contractors.
With a budget of US$1.93bn, the road project commenced in 2006 under the supervision of the Ministry of Works until it was handed over to the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
According to Dr. Oru; “The ministry is determined and committed to support the state government to advance development through 200 youth training programmes for those residing in the oil rich Niger Delta region.”