The Delta Government has denied a report that the Ayakoromo bridge project in the Burutu Council Area of the state has been abandoned.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, during a statement on Tuesday in Asaba.
Said the government was desirous of completing the project, assuring that work on the bridge will commence within the early part of this year.
The Ijaw Peoples Development Initiative (IPDI) in conjunction with Ayakoromo youths had threatened a showdown with the government over the project.
But Aniagwu urged IPDI and Ayakoromo youths to sheathe their sword and shun their planned protest as the government had already made provisions for the completion of the bridge within the 2020 budget.
“As a Government, we are committed to the development of the Ayakoromo Bridge to link communities in Ughelli South and Burutu government Areas.
The Okowa administration cares about the slow pace of work on the bridge.
The Governor has already taken steps to means its completion by making enough provisions for the project within the 2020 budget.
The government remains committed to the event of riverine communities in Ijawland also as other parts of the state and can stop at nothing until we provide a new lease of life to rural and coastal communities in Delta State.
I, therefore, appeal to IPDI and Ayakoromo youths to tow the trail of peace even as Government is doing everything possible to form life more meaningful for them, Aniagwu stated.