The Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has stated that the multi-billion naira Sagbama/Ekeremor road will be completed before the end of his first term.
Diri gave the assurance in an interview with journalists at Aleibiri on Wednesday, September 15, during an inspection of the 42-kilometre road from Toru-Orua in Sagbama Local Government to Ekeremor.
The governor, who defied the rains, expressed satisfaction with the level of work on the second phase of the strategic road project located in the Western Senatorial District of the state.
The Bayelsa State Chief Executive said if the contractor kept to the terms of the contract, all sections of the road would be completed as scheduled, reassuring the people of Bayelsa West of his commitment to fulfill his promises to them.
His words: “I can actually see value for money. I am satisfied and I believe that the terms of the contract would be kept. The contractor promised to deliver the project on time as scheduled.
“We also told Bayelsans that in this first tenure we shall hit Ekeremor. The terms of the contract are such that it is tailored towards the end of our first tenure. Hopefully and by God’s grace we expect that this road and this stretch would be completed in no distant time”.
Also speaking, the Project Manager for Setraco Construction Company, Engr. I. Julian, said the road is divided into two sections – Toru-Orua to Aleibiri (28km) and Aleibiri to Ekeremor (14km).
The project manager said at the moment, more work was being done on section one while some level of progress had been achieved on section two.
Julian commended the governor for consistently inspecting project sites, which he said contributed to the progress recorded so far.
He promised that the company would give its best to the state by delivering quality projects and on time too.
The road, which was started by Diri’s predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, is one of several ongoing projects embarked upon by the Prosperity Administration.