Bayelsa Government Commends construction of Nembe-Brass Road

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has described as commendable the listing of
the Nembe-Brass Road among forty-four other selected projects federal projects
under the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) Road Tax
Scheme by the Federal Government.
Governor Diri in a statement said after several letters and visit to President
Muhammadu Buhari on this and other projects in the state that require federal
intervention and partnership, it was gratifying that the Federal Government decided
to earmark the road for construction.
The governor equally commended the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources,
Chief Timipre Sylva, who is a former governor of the state, for his role in ensuring
the project got the FEC nod.
He said his administration was solely constructing the three senatorial roads in the
state, which are all federal-conceived projects, designed to terminate at the Atlantic
Ocean due to their importance to Bayelsans and the country.
They include the Yenagoa-Ogbia-Nembe-Brass Road (Bayelsa East), Yenagoa-
Angiama-Oporoma-Ukubie Road (Bayelsa Central) and Sagbama-Ekeremor-Agge
Road (Bayelsa West).
The Diri administration had in June last year flagged off and commenced
construction of the Nembe-Brass road. The first phase covering twenty-one
kilometres and ten bridges is expected to gulp fifty-four point one billion naira.
During his visit to the President, Governor Diri also sought his invention to correct
the injustice done the state in the controversial revocation and re-allocation of the
state-owned Atala oilfield licence (OML 46) to another party.
He equally expressed the willingness of the state to hand over the Bayelsa Medical
University (BMU) to the Federal Government to cover the South-South region in
furtherance of the President’s policy to establish six new Federal Universities of
Medical Sciences and Bio-Medical Technology across the six geo-political zones.