The Edo State Government has called for patience and collaboration of residents of Ekehuan Road axis of Benin City, reassuring that the government is committed to the completion of the ongoing reconstruction and dualisation of the road and other projects in the state.
Permanent Secretary, Edo State Ministry of Infrastructure, Engr. Ferguson Enabulele gave the assurance in Benin City, during an inspection visit to the area to assess the level of work done on the road.
Enabulele, who was accompanied by staff of the ministry and the Area Manager of the contracting firm, Heartland Construction Company, Mr. Samir Yehya noted that the project is 50 percent completed.
He however appealed to the residents to be patient with the government, noting that work on the project would resume after the rains.
According to him, the contract has cash backing as the government was not owing the contractor, a position attested to by Mr. Yehya.
Engr. Ferguson used the occasion to interact with the youths of Ugbiyokho community and assured them of speedy completion of the project, adding that the state government would insist on quality and standard in the project.
On their part, the youths expressed satisfaction with the state of work done on the project, lauding the developmental strides of the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration across the state.