Edo pledges completion of road projects, seeks residents support

Edo State Government has assured residents that ongoing road construction projects by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in different communities will be completed in good time.

The Chairman of the Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC), Pastor Kennedy Osifo gave the assurance while briefing journalists in Benin City.

Osifo said Governor Obaseki is investing in road construction as part of the plans to make Edo great again, ensuring more communities are opened to boost economic activities and guarantee improved livelihoods for Edo people.

Governor Godwin Obaseki
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Noting that the governor has given marching order for the completion of all ongoing road projects in the state, the EDSOGPADEC chair said, “Obaseki’s government is about the empowerment and betterment of the lives of Edo people and is committed to projects and reforms to guarantee a prosperous and progressive Edo where all citizens can realize their fullest potential.”

On ongoing road construction projects, Osifo added, “The government has taken deliberate steps to ensure the completion of all road projects in the state in line with the directive of the state governor.

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“We are pursuing a holistic road infrastructure programme across Edo to guarantee better livelihoods for our people and have embarked on massive road construction projects across various communities, which are at different levels of completion.”

He continued: “For example, in St. Saviors Town to by-pass, we are constructing over 15.33kms of road and have about 4km to complete that road. Work has commenced at Idogbo and as we speak, that project is almost finished. In Ekosodin, road projects have been completed; while work has intensified on Ekiadolor road, from the Lagos-Benin Express Road down to Akure. There is massive road construction work on the Federal College of Education Road; we have just a few kilometers left to finish that project.

“These and several others that are ongoing in various communities in the state will be completed as the government is committed to ensuring better livelihoods for the people of Edo.”

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