Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri says the Central Senatorial District Road linking Oporoma, the riverine headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, was crucial to the state’s economic development.
Governor Diri stated this when he inspected one of the ongoing bridge projects at Angiama community.
He expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the 22.2 kilometers Yenagoa-Oporoma-Ukubie road project undertaken by his administration.
The bridge over the Silver River at Aguobiri community is already completed while that linking Oporoma is within touching distance to the headquarters of the oil-rich local government.
Governor Diri described the project as fundamental to the state and particularly to people of the local government and assured that it will be delivered on schedule.
The governor also stated that his administration was committed to ensuring the project experienced no hindrances with funding.
Also, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Moses Teibowei, attributed the steady progress on the project to adequate funding.
Mr. Teibowei expressed confidence in the ability of CCECC, the company handling the job, to deliver on target.
He explained that the temporary bridge done by the company at Angiama was to enable it work on the last phase to link Oporoma and the Otuan communities.
Youths of Angiama community, who spoke to journalists, expressed joy over the project.
Both Comrade Temple Newman-Dickson and Julius Kuraideide said they were impressed with the commitment of the state government to the project and the quality of work done so far.
They assured that as immediate beneficiaries, they would protect the project and the contractors till it is completed.