The multi-billion naira state mega secretariat complex being executed by the Delta Government Givernm in Asaba will be ready for commissioning in October, 2020.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa made this known on Friday while speaking with journalists shortly after inspecting the flagship project.
Okowa, who expressed satisfaction with the level of work on the project in spite of delays occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, urged the contracting firm to sustain the pace of work.
He said the internal works being done were laudable and promised to visit the site in the next four weeks with a view to ensuring that the project was inaugurated as planned.
The Governor pointed out that all papers relating to more logistics and funding of the complex had been approved, and pledged to ensure that nothing hindered the completion of the project on schedule.
On the provision of electricity for the gigantic edifice and other government offices in Asaba, the Governor disclosed that government was partnering a private firm to handle the supply.
He expressed optimism that the issue of power would soon be addressed to make the edifice and other government offices more comfortable for workers to give their best.
Conducting the Governor round the various sections of the edifice, the representative of the contracting firm, Mr Kester Ifeadi, said everything needed for the project to be completed was already and assured the Governor that the project would be completed before the end of September.
Ifeadi commended the Governor for his commitment to the early completion of the project.
The Governor was accompanied by the Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor and his counterpart in charge of Special Duties, Government House, Dr. Henry Sakpra.