OKOWA FROWNS AT DELAY IN THE EXECUTION OF MOSOGAR ELECTRICITY PROJECT, CONTEMPLATES TERMINATION OF CONTRACT

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Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said the state government may terminate the contract for the electricity supply project in Mosogar, Ethiope West Local Government Area, due to the contractor’s inability to perform.

Okowa gave the hint on Friday at the final passage rites of the Ovie of Mosogar, Samson Okirhiobo Imoyin-Omene, Udurhie I, at the Palace Ground in Mosogar.

He expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the contract, saying that he was disturbed to hear that the project had continued to suffer unnecessary delays on account of the ineptitude of the contractor, disclosing that the state government would take steps to terminate and re – award the electricity project to a more competent contractor.

The Governor assured the people of Mosogar that government would rehabilitate their internal roads.

“Let me say that I am dissappointed to hear that the project has continued to suffer delays after my approval.

“If after one year plus the project is still not delivered then it truly deserves to be terminated.

“Let me assure you that we will deal with the issue”, he said.

Okowa paid tribute to the late monarch, describing him as a humble leader who cared for the growth and development of his Kingdom.

“Truly, the late Udurhie’s humility was such that attracted everyone who came close to him and that’s what is expected of us, especially when we find ourselves in positions of power.

“On behalf of my family, the government and people of Delta, we condole with the family and the entire kingdom on the passing of their beloved father and king.

“From what I have seen here today, the people of Mosogar truly loved their king and it is our prayer that his soul will continue to rest in peace”, Okowa stated.

In his welcome address, the traditional Prime Minister and Otota of Mosogar Kingdom, Chief Ighoyota Amori, said the funeral symbolized the end of an era and the beginning of another in the kingdom, which would witness the enthronement of a new king in future.

He said the kingdom was founded in 2006 with Udurhie I, who was presented with the staff of office in 2007, as the first king.

He urged the state government to terminate and re – award the contract for the 2.5MVA Transformer to energize the Mosogar electricity network.

The funeral was attended by former Governors of the state, Chief James Ibori and Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, as well as members of the National and State Houses of Assembly, among other dignitaries.

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