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Oshiomhole: Edo’s ‘Longest LG Road’ Ready In April

Posted: Mar 1, 2016 at 7:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
Francis Onoiribholo, Benin
Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has promised that the ongoing construction of the 87-kilometer road in Orhionmwon Local Government Area of the state would be completed and ready for inauguration in April 2016. He maintained that the road would open several communities in the local government to the outside world and aid rapid development.
The governor stated this during his inspection of the Evboeghae-Ugo-Urhonigbe road, which links nearly 80 communities in the council, on Monday.
Governor Oshiomhole said, “The important thing about this road is that, before now, our people in Orhionmwon, who had to pass through Delta State before accessing their communities, now have direct road to their communities.
“So, now, this road is going to end up at Abraka Road to Agbor. Even people from Delta who also go home now from Benin will find it easier to go through this Urhonigbe Road all the way to Delta. It is a much better road, and it is much faster for them. This is the longest single road in one local government, it is 87 kilometres altogether. It has been designed in a way that it connects several villages and communities and, as you can see, it is a very standard road.
“I have spoken to the contractor and he told me we have completed 89 per cent of the road and by the end of April, before the next rains, this road will be finished and I will be very proud to invite our President to come and see what we are doing in rural Edo,” he said.