The Edo State Government has reassured residents of accelerated completion of the ongoing construction of 5km Benin Technical College Road in Benin City, the state capital.
Chairman of the Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC), Pastor Kennedy Osifo, gave the assurance when he led members of the commission and other government functionaries to inspect ongoing construction of the College road and school facilities.
Accompanying the chairman on the inspection were member representing Orhionmwon Local Government Area (LGA) at the Commission, Charles Aideyan Esq.; member representing Ikpoba Okha LGA, Hon William Dudu; member representing Ovia North East LGA, Mrs. Omosede Obamwonyi; member representing Edo Central, Mr. Daniel Enebi and member representing Edo North, Hon. Abdullahi Imodagbe.
The EDSOGPADEC chair said Governor Godwin Obaseki directed the commission to construct and asphalt the 5km Benin Technical College Road from the Benin-Lagos Express Road to the River and into the College with a walkway and also install electrification and reticulation inside the institution.
Osifo stated that EDSOGPADEC will supervise the project from the beginning to the end to ensure its speedy completion, while ensuring quality construction is achieved.
According to him, “the road has been bad for long and residents have been suffering from erosion menace. With the construction, the erosion will be channeled to the river through the drains to tackle the erosion menace ravaging the area.”
He reiterated that the commission is partnering with the Project Co-ordinator, Giles Omezi, to make sure the directives of the Governor is carried out without any hitch.
On his part, Omezi commended the Governor for the timely intervention of EDSOGPADEC in the project, noting that the involvement of the commission will fast track the completion of the project.