Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has urged contractors handling housing projects in the state to intensify efforts at meeting their completion deadlines.

He made the call on Friday while speaking with newsmen after inspecting the 2,000-sitting-capacity Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Ecumenical Centre, Delta State Traditional Rulers Council Secretariat and new residential and office complex for top government officials under construction in Asaba.

The Governor commended the contractors handling the projects for not allowing the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic to slow down their pace of work, promising to sustain regular inspection of projects across the state.

Okowa particularly expressed delight at the progress of work at the Traditional Rulers Council secretariat, but urged the contractor to do more to ensure the completion and inauguration of the project on schedule.

At the Ecumenical Centre project site, the Governor disclosed that the project had 18-month time-frame for completion, and was happy that the contractor had done much on site within six months.

He affirmed that his administration was irrevocably committed to completing all projects initiated in the housing sector and called for the support of the supervising ministry towards making it possible.

The Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor, who conducted the Governor round the project sites, assured that the projects would be properly supervised to ensure they were executed according to specifications and delivered on schedule.  

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