With the evacuation of the heaps of sand along the Old Lagos/Asaba road by the contractor in charge of the SEEFOR project, Hon. Joseph Okorie and his workers, the road is now looking very clean and beautiful.
Indeed residents within the metropolis have commended the efforts of the agency, noting that a clean environment is a healthy society where peace and progress reign. According to one of the residents who spoke with Ika Weekly reporter on condition of anonymity said “taking a walk round the Old Lagos/Asaba road, the whole place is looking so beautiful and appealing, after the workers taking care of the roads have swept and removed the piles of sand as promised”. She commended the efforts of His Excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, the governor of Delta State, for providing Jobs for the youths that are working with the agency and for ensuring a clean and neat Delta state.
Speaking with the reporter, Hon. Joseph Okorie, the SEEFOR contractor in charge of the LOT Ten and Eleven groups taking care of both the Ika North East LGA axis and the Ika South LGA axis, frowned at the recklessness of some of the road users. He urged the motorists and other road users to always respect workers of the agency while on duty. Continuing, he stated that about five of his workers have been knocked down on different occasion by motorist while carrying out their duties, saying the recent accident was that of a pregnant woman that was knocked down last week along the Old Lagos/Asaba road, by a hit and run driver. The woman according to him was rushed to Dr. Orie’s Hospital along Convent Street, Boji Boji owa.
Speaking further, the SEEFOR contractor, Hon. Okorie stated that he had spent over fifty thousand naira on all the accident victims.
He encouraged Ika residents to always respect constituted authorities, knowing that they are helping the community in keeping the environment clean and appealed for cooperation from members of the public in order to enhance the effective performance of their duties. He also enjoined the masses to imbibe the culture of cleanliness and stop the habit of littering the road and the drainage with dirt and refuse.