The Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Housing and Women Affairs has visited the site of the ongoing Appeal Court Complex project in Asaba to assess the progress of work.
The Chairman of the Committee, Honourable Ferguson Onwo, who led two other members on the visit, said it was part of members’ oversight function.
Honourable Onwo commended the pace and quality of work on the complex, pointing out that the project was one of the legacies of the Stronger Delta vision of the Okowa administration.
The Lawmaker said the presence of the Appeal Court in Asaba would bring justice closer to the people, emphasizing that it would address the problem of Deltans travelling to Benin City for their Appeal Court cases.
Joined by Honorables Innocent Anidi and Asupa Forteta, Onwo affirmed the commitment of the Delta State House of Assembly to ensuring quality execution of projects in the state through oversight.
The State Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor, who conducted the Committee members round the project located on Maryam Babangida way, Asaba, disclosed that the remodeling of the Court of Appeal, Asaba Division project was costing the state government N800m.
Chief Ochonogor Listed some of the facilities within the court complex to include two large courtrooms, six chambers, offices, dedicated access routes for the judges, conference halls, e-library and cafeteria.
He expressed confidence that the contractor would put finishing touches on the project before the Monday next week scheduled date for commissioning.