The Delta State Council of Traditional Rulers has appealed to the Federal Government to fix federal roads in delta state which are in deplorable conditions.
The monarchs made the plea in an eight point communique issued at the end of their meeting in Asaba.
The chairman of the council, Dr Emmanuel Efeizomor 11, who was flanked by the first vice Chairman, Major General Felix Mujakpuero, (retired) Orhue 1, and 2nd vice Chairman, kalanama V111, said the call had become imperative in view of the economic contributions of Delta State to the development of the Nation.
The Council also asked the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, embark on the dredging of waterways in Delta State to facilitate the free flow of water and avert perennial flooding in parts of the stste.
The traditional rulers appealed to applicants to kingship stools to do so through the right channel, saying that the presentation of official staff of office to any deserving traditional ruler – elect and coronation should be done in the open and in the full glare of the people to restore credibility and avert friction.
The royal fathers congratulated the Federal and Delta State Governments on the successful completion and commissioning of the President Goodluck Jonathan Railway Station, Owa OyIbu in Ika north east local government area.
Disturbed by the level of destruction of major and rural roads in Delta state by heavy duty Dangote trucks, the monarchs tasked the Dangote group to, as a matter of urgency, set up State Zonal discharge points from where lighter distribution vehicles could meet the needs of rural communities.
The Delta monarchs congratulated the Delta State Government on the effective dissemination of its policies and programmes, particularly on radio but urged government to focus attention on improving facilities on the state owned television station in order to adequately showcase the great achievements of government in all its ramifications.
The meeting was attended by traditional rulers from across the state.