Edo State Government, yesterday, said that the Federal Government lied about roads in the state, noting that many federal roads in the area had not been attended to.
Special Adviser to Governor Adams Oshiomohle on Media and Public Affairs, Prince Kassim Afegbua in a statement, said “Rather than apologise to Nigerians over Federal Government’s failure to fulfil its promise to the good people of Nigeria and Edo State in particular, Labaran Maku, is busy embarking on sheer salesmanship with no products to sell.
“Apart from the re-surfacing of the Ugbowo-Lagos Road currently being undertaken by the Federal Government and the newly awarded dualisation of Okene-Benin Road, what again can Labaran Maku lay claim to?
“Unknown to him that the Benin-Warri dualised road had long been executed by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration, Labaran Maku is crediting same to the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
“What a pity? Let him go and visit the abandoned Benin-Abraka Road and see for himself the dubiety of that project execution and the decay.
“Having toured Edo State without any tangible Federal Government infrastructure, Labaran Maku and Mike Onolemhemen, tried to showcase Edo State projects at Five-Junction as one being undertaken by the Federal Government.
“The Amedokhian-Ukoni Road in Edo Central, which was flagged off last year by the Works Minister, Mike Onolemhemen, is still lying prostrate. I will implore the Information Minister to visit Aduwawa Road in Benin City and see for himself the rot on that federal road, bearing in mind that it is the entry route into Benin City from Abuja.