Hon. Tajudeen Alade Suleman Esq, the executive chairman of Akoko-Edo Local Government Area, has lauded the Edo State Government under the leadership of Godwin Obaseki for carrying out palliative work on the Igarra internal roads and environs.
The commendation came during an inspection tour of roads within Igarra community and environs by the Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Hon Ethan Uzamere, represented by his zonal director, Engr Joseph Okhakhu.
Hon Alade said he had implicit confidence in the ministry’s ability, charging the supervisory body, SIBAFEK Nigeria headed by Engr Yahaya Afekhai to rise to the occasion by ensuring that the work stands the text of time.
Roads inspected are Upper Secretariat Road up to Dimfe in Ugbogbo Quarters of Igarra, while roads earmarked for rehabilitation include, the Igarra-Aiyeroro Road in Ugbogbo, off Pastor Billion’s Church, leading to a collapsed bridge, cutting across several villages of Aiyetoro, Somorika, Ogugu, Ogbe up to Ibillo.
Others are Ayo Lawal Street leading to the General Hospital in Igarra, Bokeshimi Street off Secretariat Road, Amore Avenue, Oshemi Street up to Lawani Street besides the Unity Bank, Monday Sule Road linking Babilon Way and Afekhai Street, Anuvu Estate/Adorojeye Road, Alafia Clinic Road, Dr Rex Road among others.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Hon Ethan Uzamere, represented by the zonal director, Engr Joseph Okhakhu, disclosed that the government was desirous of patching up bad areas to alleviate the plight of motorists, explaining that such portion of roads would undergo normal rehabilitation work including asphalting.
Hon Uzamere stated that the ministry is looking inward in accessing plants that can supply quality asphalt to engender local content in the exercise, while stressing that the local government has been mandated to desilt side drains to allow free passage of water even as he said they would be included in their subsequent rehabilitation exercise.
He noted that the ministry would always interface with the local government on any road projects within the locality, while urging the council boss not to allow heavy duty truck to pass through the roads until they are asphalted.