The Bayelsa State Government has said that no fewer than 20 road, educational, health, media and agricultural projects will be inaugurated during the second anniversary in office of the Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on February 14, 2022.
The projects include those inherited from the past administration and completed in the last one year and others initiated by the Diri administration during same period.
The anniversary activities will commence a week before February 14 and will continue till the end of the month due to the number of projects lined up for inauguration.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is expected to flag-off a bridge project across River Nun at Angiama linking Oporoma, headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
Governor Diri, at the weekend, inspected some of the projects at various stages of completion.
They include the Yenagoa-Oporoma road, Bayelsa State Mega Media Complex for Radio Bayelsa, Niger Delta Television and the New Waves Newspaper Corporation.
Others were the Igbedi road, Glory Drive, Bayelsa Transport Terminal at Igbogene, Phase One of the Igbogene/AIT Ring Road, the Elebele bridge, the Onopa bridge and its access roads.
Speaking to journalists after the inspection, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, ESV Moses Teibowei, disclosed that between 20 and 30 projects in various sectors would be ready for commissioning.
Mr. Teibowei said the contractors have been mobilised and mandated to complete the projects within scheduled time in readiness for their commissioning.
He said: “Between 20 and 30 projects should be ready, not only in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure but also in education, health, agriculture and other sectors.
“My target is to complete assigned projects and I strongly believe that some of the projects visited will be completed”.
Governor Diri, who commended the Works Commissioner, described him as a capable hand with a competent team.
He stated that based on reports he received on the progress of work, he decided to have first hand knowledge of what had been achieved so far.
His words: “What I have seen is quite commendable. You know I have a very capable hand in the Ministry of Works and very competent monitors.
“I have been receiving reports. I came myself to confirm the reports that I have received so far.
“What we have seen is very commendable and we are sure that the targets will be kept