ODAHIEKWU OGUNDE, Yenagoa
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the 42-kilometre Sagbama-Ekeremor Road in Bayelsa West Senatorial District will be completed in his first tenure, Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has promised.
The governor made the promise during an inspection tour of the senatorial road which stretches from Toru-Orua in Sagbama to Ekeremor.
Speaking to reporters at Aleibiri, Ekeremor section of the expressway, Diri expressed satisfaction with progress of work on the second phase of the road project.
The road, which was started by his predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, is said to be one of the ongoing similar projects embarked upon by the Douye Diri administration.
The governor said if the contractor kept to the terms of the contract, all sections of the road would be completed as scheduled.
Diri assured the people of Bayelsa West of his commitment to fulfill his promises to them.
He stated: “I can actually see value for money. I am satisfied and I believe that the terms of the contract would be kept. The contractor promised to deliver the project on time as scheduled.
“We also told Bayelsa people that in this first tenure, we shall hit Ekeremor. The terms of the contract are such that it is tailored towards the end of our first tenure. Hopefully and by God’s grace we expect that this road and this stretch would be completed in no distant time.”
Also speaking, the Project Manager, Sectraco Construction Company, Engr. I. Julian said the road is divided into two sections — Toru-Orua to Aleibiri (28km) and Aleibiri to Ekeremor (14km).
He said at the moment, more work was being done on section one while some level of progress had been achieved on section two.
Julian commended the governor for consistently inspecting project sites, saying the action had contributed to the progress recorded so far on the project.
He promised that the company would give its best to the state by delivering quality projects and on time, too.