FASHOLA, LAUDS GOVERNOR DIRI FOR SUPPORTING FEDERAL GOVT. PROJECTS IN BAYELSA STATE
Written by Samson Ojeniran on September 29, 2021
The Bayelsa State Government has been lauded for taking responsibility for the right of way and the compensation of indigenes to fast track federal government’s development objectives.
Speaking during a tour of ongoing federal projects across the state, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, urged other state governments to borrow a leaf from Bayelsa state to enable accelerated development.
The first port of call of the minister was a state project, the Igbogene/AIT outer ring road, and thereafter the national housing programme site at Elebele.
Babatunde Fashola felt concerned about the difficult terrain which poses a challenge in accelerating projects Development in the Niger Delta state.
The next project inspected was the 20-kilometre dualisation of Kolo-Otuoke- Bayelsa palm road out of which a 10-kilometre stretch has already been completed and the federal secretariat, just as he commended the state government for its partnership.
The minister later had a stopover at the government house where Governor Douye Diri advocated for more federal presence in the state particularly, the completion of the Nembe/Brass Federal road.
This is the second visit to the Bayelsa state in his tour of federal projects as a minister of works and housing and Babatunde Fashola has left Bayelsans with a message, that no project will be left uncompleted before the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.