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FG Begins Repair of Benin-Ekpoma-Okene Road



The Federal Government has begun repair of the Benin-Ekpoma- Okene road and will execute renovation of the damaged portions of the road after the rainy season.

Sen. Clifford Odia, Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, disclosed this on Tuesday in Benin when he led members of the committee on a courtesy visit to Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo state.

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Odia said complete rehabilitation of the road is captured in the 2017 Budget and work began on some portions of the road after the committee held a meeting with the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.

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“We are in the state as part of our oversight function on federal government projects in the state.

‘’We visited the Ewu-Uromi-Agbor Road where about 50 per cent of the work has been done while the remaining 50 per cent will hopefully will be completed soon,” he said.

Odia however, described the pace of the work as slow.

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The vice chairman noted that the bad state of the road had made it to record high rate of accidents. He therefore, expressed optimism that the governor would take the state to an enviable height.

Welcoming the committee members, Obaseki thanked them for mobilising contractors to fix the bad portions of federal roads in the state.
Obaseki said that Edo was strategically located in the country, and served as a major link to the north, east and some other parts of Nigeria. He also said that the state contributed immensely to national development.
The governor advocated establishment of a special fund for maintaining federal roads.

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