The Edo State government has assured commuters and residents of Ekewan Road axis of Benin City that government would complete the ongoing construction and dualisation of the road by September next year.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure, Engr. Ferguson Enabulele gave the assurance in Benin City during an inspection visit to the area to assess the level of work done so far by the contractor.
Engr. Ferguson who was accompanied by staff of the ministry and the Area Manager of the contracting firm, Heartland Construction Company, Mr. Samir Yehya assured the people that the work is 50 percent completed.
He appealed to the residents to be patient with government, noting that work on the project would resume after the rains.
According to him, the contract has cash backing as government was not owing the contractor, a position attested to by Mr. Yehya.
Engr. Ferguson used the occasion to interact with the youths of Ugbiyokho commmunity and assured them of speedy completion of the project, adding that the state government would insist on standard job.
The youths expressed satisfaction with the state of work done on the project so far, and lauded the developmental strides of the state Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki in the area.