Mr Jasper Jumbo, a traditional leader in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers, says the Federal Government’s effort to construct the 37km Bodo-Bonny road will boost the people’s economic activities.
Jumbo, who leads the Jumbo Major House, Grand Bonny; spoke with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday on the project which will be flagged off on Oct. 12.
The project is being done through the Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG).
He said that the road which would link Bodo Community in Gokana and Grand Bonny in Bonny Local Government Councils, when completed would open up the areas for economic investment of sorts.
Jumbo, who is also the Leader of Association of Impacted Communities of the Bodo/Bonny Road Project, said it would meet the yearnings of the people.
According to him, the project will also impact Ataba Community in the neighbouring Andoni Local Government Area.
“I’m particularly glad that the Federal Government and NLNG have finally decided to flag-off the construction of the Bodo/Bonny Road on Oct. 12, 2017.
“We are reliably informed that his Excellency, the Vice-President, Prof. Yomi Osinbajo, will visit Bonny to flag-off this development inducing project.
“Our happiness is based on the fact that the Federal Government is owing us in Bonny development considering the sacrifice that our community has made as contribution to our national wealth as well as hosting major oil companies from 1958 till date.
“Bonny also hosts the NLNG which is also a major treasure builder in Nigeria today.
“This project is worth commendation as it shows the Federal Government’s determination to attract development to our local communities,’’ he said.
Jumbo urged stakeholders in the area to cooperate with the Federal Government by ensuring peaceful atmosphere for contractors to carry out their work.
“On behalf of Grand Bonny community, I pledge cooperation to ensure peaceful atmosphere for the job to succeed,’’ he said.