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Why we lost some communities to Delta —Oshiomhole

To commission ongoing 87-kilometre road in Orhionmwon, April

By Simon Ebegbulem

BENIN CITY—GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, has said that the on-going construction work on the 87-kilometre road in Orhionmwon Local Government Area will be completed and ready for commissioning in April, 2016, noting that the road will open up several communities in the council  for rapid development.

Speaking while inspecting the Evboeghae-Ugo-Urhonigbe Road project with a bridge at Uromehe, linking about 80 communities in the council, yesterday, Governor Oshiomhole said: “The important thing about this road is that before now, our people in Orhionmwon who had to pass through Delta State before accessing their communities now have direct road to their communities.

“Due to the old conditions, we lost some of our communities to Delta State. People coming from Benin City had to go through Delta to come to their communities in Edo State. One implication of that was that Delta people began to claim some of our communities by reason of the fact that you had to go through Delta.

“So, now, this road is going to end up at Abraka Road and run to Agbor. Even people from Delta who also go home now from Benin will find it easier to go through this Urhonigbe Road all the way to Delta. It is a much better road, and it is much shorter for them. This is the longest single road in one local government that we are doing, it is 87 kilometres altogether. It has been designed in a way that it connects several communities and as you can see, it is a very standard road.

“This is much better than a lot of our federal roads. The same width, it is not a rural road, you have all  the features of a modern and standard road and you can see for yourselves, the standard of the road. There are a lot  of communities that would have been cut off, but the road has been designed to connect all those  communities that are off the road and that is why, you see, you come one way, branch off another way, and all of that.”

 

 


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