From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr.) Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the Federal Government to re-assess all roads constructed over 20 years ago with a view to reconstructing failed ones.
He made the call on Sunday while inspecting ongoing work on failed portions of Warri-Benin highway being reconstructed by the state government.
The governor said that many federal roads across the country were aging and that the Federal Government should do a total reassessment of such roads and intervenes promptly.
According to him, “ if the Federal Government fails to act fast, I am afraid we are going to be overwhelmed one day by the magnitude of failed roads.”
Okowa, who was conducted round the failed areas of the road by the Commissioner for Works, Mr James Auguye, told newsmen that his administration was intervening on deplorable federal roads because they were critical infrastructure for the socio-economic development.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, had told the media on Tuesday that the intervention on the roads would cost over N1 billion.