Obaseki constructs 565 roads, over 737kms completed in 2023

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BY BRIGHT JACOB

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has said his government, in 2023, completed the construction of 565 roads, covering a total distance of 737.37 kilometers.

The governor, while speaking to journalists in Benin City, said the government, under the various streams of the Edo State Employment and Expenditure for Result also constructed 300 roads, spanning 212 kilometers across the State.

Obaseki noted that following the failure of the Federal Government to undertake the repairs of failed portions of federal roads in the state, his government has commenced palliative repairs on the affected roads, particularly Benin-Sapele, Benin-Agbor and Iruekpen-Sabongida-Ora Roads to ameliorate the sufferings of motorists and other road users.

The governor said, “We acknowledge the pains caused by failing federal roads in the state and have duly commenced palliative repairs on the affected roads, particularly Benin-Sapele, Benin-Agbor and Iruekpen-Sabongida-Ora roads. As an alternative, we have also commenced repairs on the old Benin-Agbor Road, which will ease traffic on the new road.”

He further noted, “Over the past year, we have successfully completed the construction of 565 roads, covering a total distance of 737.37 kilometers.

“Under the various streams of the Edo State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR), we undertook the construction of 300 roads, spanning 212 kilometers across the State.

“Notable projects include the construction of the PZ-Ehioghae-Okabere-Oka Market Road, which links Sapele Road and Upper Sakponba; the Irhirhi-Aruogba-Obazagbon-Ogheghe Road; Ugbor-Amagba Road; St. Saviour Road; Benin-Abraka Road with spurs; the dualization of the TV and Ehaekpen road, and rehabilitation of failed sections on various
roads.”

Obaseki added, “In Edo North, we have successfully completed the construction of the Afokpella-Ogriga-Okugbe road with Awuyemi Spur, as well as the rehabilitation of the Secretariat Road in Igarra and several internal roads. In Edo Central, we constructed the Ekpoma-Iruekpen Road and the Idumebo-Ihumudumu Royal Market Road, among other impactful developments.”