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Shaibu assures on opening more frontiers in rural areas

Edo State Acting Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, has assured that the state government will not compromise on quality in road constructions across the state, as part of renewed drive to open more parts of the state to economic activities.

Edo State Acting Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu; Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., during the acting governor’s tour of Uwelu Spare Parts Market, in Egor Local Government Area, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Shaibu gave the assurance when he inspected road construction work in Kings Garden Road, Jattu, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

Addressing journalists after inspecting the road construction, the acting governor said the work is being carried out through the Ministry of Infrastructure and the State Employment and Expenditure for Results (SEEFOR) Plus, a new scheme wholly funded by the state government using the World Bank template to intensify road construction across the state.

He said, “the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration will ensure standard and quality work is done on the road to meet international standards.”

Shaibu added that the state government through the Ministry of Infrastructure has mandated the construction of standard drainage system for every road construction project.

The acting governor also inspected remediation work at the Ewu Gully Erosion site in Esan Central Local Government Area of the state.

Ewu gully erosion remediation project is being executed by the state government and the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP).

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