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Respite As FG To Commence Palliative Work On Benin-Auchi Road Next Week

Lucky Obukohwo, Reporting

 

Commuters will soon heave a sign of relief as the Federal Ministry of Works has said it has concluded plans to begin palliative repair work on the Benin – Auchi/Okpella Roads, on Monday next week.

The palliative repair work is expected to start from the Ekpoma, Uromi, Irrua and Okpella axis of the road.

The Minister of Works, Engr Dave Umahi revealed this during a meeting of the various stakeholders in Abuja, said, the Federal government is committed to fixing all the bad federal roads across the various geo-political roads and assured road users of respite soon.

Speaking on the Benin – Auchi roads, the Minister, (Umahi) said an SOS appeal by the senators representing Edo Central Senatorial Districts, Senator Monday Okphebholo necessitated the road to be given top priority among other federal roads currently being worked on

According to him, the federal government is not only committed to fixing the roads across the country but to also ensuring quality roads that will stand the test of time are delivered.

Responding, the APC governorship candidate, Senator Monday Okphebholo, thanked the Presidency for its prompt response to their appeal and ensuring workers are being mobilized to site immediately.

Earlier, Senator Adams Oshiomhole appreciated the presidency on behalf of Edo people for its prompt response and mobilizing contractors to site, stressing that, Edo people and indeed, other commuters on the road can now heave a sigh of relief as they ply the road for their various activities.

Thanking specially the Minister of Works, Engr Dave Umahi, Comrade Oshiomhole noted that, within few months, he has put in place actions to solve a problem that four to five ministers before him could not solve in decades.

“we appreciate your effort and commitment to this job. Hon Minister, on behalf of the people of Edo State, and my distinguished brother, Senator Monday Okphebholo, and the entire Edo community represented here by Maj-Gen Cecil Esekhaigbe, and others, we want to send our gratitude through you to Mr President”, Oshiomhole said

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