Six billion naira has been earmarked for the execution of the ongoing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane project in Warri, Delta State.
This was disclosed by the State deputy governor, Professor Amos Utuama, on Friday, in the palace of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwase 11.
Utuama, accompanied by some members of the adboc committee on state sanitation, said the project would help to reduce traffic congestion experienced currently in most parts of Warri metropolis .
He said the BRT lane would start from Effurun and terminate at the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA).
The deputy governor added that government had engaged 750 people as task force to fortify its traffic control mechanism in the city.
Utuama also said their visit was to intimate the traditional ruler of the activities of the adhoc committee saddled with the responsibility of cleaning up Delta and solicit for his support.
‘’I apologise that we could not visit the Ogiame before the commencement of our operation in Warri South.
‘‘We are on environmental restoration mission in Warri South, Uvwie and Udu local government areas of Delta.
‘‘Itsekiri are decent people but due to urbanisation, we now have all sorts of people in our midst generating environmental disorders all in the name of trade,’’ he said.