The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) has commended the Delta Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa for the state’s huge strides in infrastructural development, especially road construction and erosion control measures.
The National Chairman of NICE, Mr. Jang Tanko, gave a commendation when the institution visited the Governor at Government House in Asaba.
He told the governor that the delegation was in Asaba to inform him that Delta would host the 19th International Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Institution in the state later in the year.
The chairman stated that in recognition of the sterling accomplishments of the governor, the Institution would confer on him, its 2021 award as the “Most Performing Governor in Civil Infrastructure Development in Nigeria Award”.
Responding, Okowa thanked the delegation for the recognition and assured that his administration would continue to do its best for the people of the state.
The governor challenged the civil engineers to use the October conference to recommend ways to fix road infrastructure at lesser cost.
“Unfortunately, there is a lot of gap in terms of infrastructure, particularly road infrastructure in our nation today and therefore, any person who finds himself in government at this time has no choice than to try to attend to the road infrastructure,” he said.
The governor appreciated engineers in the state for their support and cooperation in the execution of key projects.