…6 almost completed, School Road, Ede-Epie, 3 others to be awarded this month
… Empowers 16 indigenous contractors
As part of measures to improve infrastructure in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, Governor Douye Diri led administration has completed ten internal roads within the State capital.
This is part of the twenty internal roads earmarked for construction in the first phase as approved by the State Executive Council.
While ten have been completed, six others are at various stages of completion. The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Surveyor Moses Teibowei, who conducted journalists round the internal roads, expressed satisfaction with level of jobs at most sites and noted that contract for the remaining four roads would be awarded before the end of this month.
Surv. Teibowei, who said the twenty internal roads would cost about N2.3 billion naira, assured that new set of internal roads would be selected for construction in the second phase after the second anniversary of the current administration in February 2022.
The Commissioner for Information, Orientation and Strategy, Hon. Ayibaina Duba, who was part of the tour, said it was a deliberate policy by the Douye Diri led administration to award the 20 internal roads to indigenous contractors in line with its Prosperity agenda.
The roads include:
1. St. John’s School road, Ogbogoro
2. Dimeari Street, off Barath road, Biogbolo
3. Chief Akoi Street, off Barath road, Yenizue-Gene
4. Akali street, Etegwe
5. Trust Akada Street, off NIIT Bakery road, Etegwe
6. Old Etegwe road, off Tombia-Amassoma road
7. Amalala close, off Bakery road, Azikoro
8. Ebikederi/Assemblies of God Church road, Akenfa
9. Egili road, Yenizue-Gene
10. Rev. Asingba road, Yenizue-Gene
11. Chief Kia road, Ede-Epie
12. Nengi road by Myrtle Crescent, Opolo
13. DonCont street, Amarata
14. A section of the road off Okutukutu School road.
The four internal roads to be awarded soon are: School road, Ede-Epie, Biokpo (Sand) road, Swali, Fourth Avenue Ebisam 1st Road, Akenfa and Otariya Street, off Erepa road, Yenizue-Gene.
Residents around the completed and ongoing roads were very excited with the development and expressed appreciation to the current administration.