A section of the 19.5 km Jesse-Boburuku Road in Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State, rehabilitated by Delta State Government, has caved in barely two months after inauguration, June 5, sparking anger among villagers.
Residents of the two communities, who were elated when the governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, aka Road Master, came with the Chairman, South-South Governors’ Forum, Hon. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State and former governor of the state, Chief James Ibori, among others, to inaugurate the project, were wearing long faces when Vanguard visited.
Their joy knew no bounds when contract for rehabilitation of the road was awarded to Gomene Construction Nigeria Limited, an indigenous company, and they hailed the governor, saying the project would facilitate transportation of their agricultural produce from the rural communities to urban areas.
Though the Public Relations Officer of the construction company could not be reached for comments on what led to the collapse of the road, a staff of the company involved in the construction told Vanguard that it was just a matter of time for the spot to collapse.
Vanguard, July 31, 2018
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