Ugbiyoko community lauds Obaseki on Benin road project – TrendyNewsReporters

Ugbiyoko community lauds Obaseki on Benin road project


Residents and business owners in Ugbiyoko, Benin City have hailed the Edo State government for resuming work on the Ekhewuan Barracks road.

The road which has now been tarred to Ogede, has brought succour to the residents, who had previously expressed dissatisfaction over the poor state of the road.

When South-South PUNCH visited the area on Wednesday, a lady who simply gave her name as Isoken, said that tarring the road has helped to boost the living conditions of the people and businesses in the area.

She said that those who were contemplating leaving the area have now jettisoned the idea. She, however, noted that the absence of drainage along the road has led to flooding the few times it has rained this year.

She said, “The governor, Godwin Obaseki, has done well by resuming work on the road. Motorists can now move freely without fear of damaging their cars, while business has improved since the construction resumed.

“However, drainages were not constructed on some parts of the road, which has caused parts of the area to be flooded whenever it rains. If it is not too late, I would like drainages to be constructed so that flooding can be reduced in the area.”

James Osadolor, who sells building materials in the area, stated that business has improved in the area. He noted that those who abandoned their buildings have returned to their sites and are buying materials to continue their building project.

He said, “I am very happy that the government has resumed work on the road. I can tell you that business has improved and residents can now move freely to and fro their offices and places of businesses

“I will urge the government to complete the construction of the road before its tenure comes to an end in November so that the communities in this area can become developed like other areas in the state capital.”


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