Chief James Augoye is the commissioner for works of Delta State revealed to journalists on Wednesday in Asaba on the 16th of December that the Oghoye N4.2 billion floating market located in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State would be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2021.
Oghoye is a community known for fishing is located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and it is just 15 minutes’ drive from Ondo State.
According to Augoye the Oghoye N4.2 billion floating market is one of the legacy projects of governor Ifeanyi Okowa led government.
The market was initially built with planks before the government decided to build this multi-billionaire naira worth of shops which will boost the economy of the community.
The new market has about 90 lock-up shops and 86 open stalls and the market would be supplied electricity from a servicing generating set.
Also, there are public toilets and a police post which meant to secure the market from criminals and sea pirates.
In Augoye’s words: “The market is being built on a massive platform at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It is tied in such a way that no matter the waves it will remain stable”
“The market had been there over the years and it was built on planks. So, every six months they have had to change the planks.
“So, we want to put a permanent structure in that place. The market will not be used only by Deltans but by people from Ondo State as well. So, the project is going to be of great economic value not only to the people selling in that area but also to communities in the neighboring state.
“Fishing is the major occupation of the people in that locality; so we are building units for preserving fish and units for drying fish. If you visit the place today, you will see fish wasting; but that will be a thing of the past when the project execution is completed at the end of March 2021.’’