Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin
Minister of Power, works and Housing , Babatunde Fashola, has approved the rehabilitation of failed portions of federal roads across Edo State ahead of the festive season.
The Federal Controller of Works for Edo State, Engr. Oke Owhe, disclosed this to newsmen in Benin City, saying that the effort was to make the roads safe and motorable during the festive season.
“The Honourable minister has just approved Ember months operations on roads across the state. What this means is that all roads leading to and out of the state would be rehabilitated.
“As we speak, contractors are on site along the Benin – Auchi road. The Ekpoma portion of the road has also been approved for rehabilitation”, Owhe said.
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According to him, the federal government was committed to ensuring that the roads were safe during and after the yuletide season.
The Controller further disclosed that government has prioritised highway projects across the country, adding that contractors have been mobilised for the rehabilitation and construction of the various roads.