YENAGOA – The Federal Government on Tuesday commenced construction work on the 20.95 kilometre Yenagwe-Kolo-Bayelsa Palm-Otuoke road in Bayelsa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that government also the completed and expanded 4.2 kilometre Mbiama-Yenagoa road.
The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, who performed the inauguration, said that government reconstructed the road to enhance socio-economic development of the area.
Onolememen described the road as significant to nation building, saying that government was ready to fulfill its promises on providing accessible and safer roads.
The Managing Director of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, Mr Gabriel Amuchi, described the inauguration of the Mbiama-Yenagoa road as a milestone.
Amuchi said that the road was a gateway to Bayelsa connecting the East-West road and linking Rivers and other states of the federation.
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He said the road would go a long way in supporting the movement of goods and services, noting that that it would also boost industrialisation in Bayelsa and Nigeria.
“The expansion of this road will improve the economy of the state and chances of roads crashes will definitely be drastically reduced,” Amuchi said.
Gov. Seriake Dickson commended the Federal Government for ensuring that the three senatorial districts in the state were connected by road.
Represented by Mr Talford Ogolo, Chief of Staff in the Bayelsa State Government House, Dickson said that the state would continue to support Federal Government’s activities. (NAN)