The Delta State Government has said the collective decision of the benefitting communities and other stakeholders will be considered in taking position in the ongoing Bus Rapid Transit BRT Warri Scheme. The State Deputy Governor, Barr. Kingsley Otuaro, stated this during a stakeholders meeting at the Government House Annex in Warri, which involved the traditional ruler, Local Government Council Chairman, opinion leaders and others in Uvwie who are direct beneficiaries of the BRT project.

Barr. Otuaro noted that the meeting, which is at the instance of the state Governor, Senator, Ifeanyi Okowa, was to get first hand information from all opinion leaders on their perception about the BRT project and how best to forge ahead in the development of the town, adding that the views and opinions of every party involved will be taken into consideration in ensuring that Government arrive at a position that will be beneficial to the people and create even development to the area.

The deputy governor, while commending the traditional council of Uvwie as well as the council chairman and those present for their quick response to the meeting, said the present administration will be fair and just in the execution and provision of basic amenities and sued for the support of Deltans in the realization of set goals. The State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan, in a remark, said the BRT awarded by the previous government in 2013 was to enhance the movement of people in Warri, Effurun and it environs. He said issues of compensation and other contractual agreement stalled the phase one of the project.

The Ovie of Uvwie, Abe the 1, a one time Attorney General of the State, Chief Victor Otomewor, and other speakers, noted that the project has caused a lot of untold hardship to the people and advocated that the road be dualized to address the resultant traffic log jam so far being experienced.

Other respondents including the chairman of Uvwie Council, Hon Henry Baron, Contended that the project should not be abandoned but should be funded to attract more development to the area as well as promote modern mass transit scheme. The representative of the contracting firm, Mr. Biodun Otunola, in a slide show demonstrated the viability of the scheme.