Following constructive and fruitful engagements between the Deputy President of the Senate (DSP) and Obarisi of Urhoboland, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and the Hon. Minister for Works, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on the deplorable state of the Warri-Benin expressway and its debilitating effects on the people and businesses operating in large parts of the Niger Delta, the Federal Ministry of Works is now finalising preparations to undertake major works on this very important national corridor.
A statement by Yomi Odunuga, Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, to the Deputy President of the Senate. said that “the Obarisi commends the Honourable Minister’s responsiveness, understanding and assurances on the need to urgently overcome the obvious and very serious challenges that the present state of the road poses to citizens, businesses, security and by implication, the national economy.”
The statement said further that “it is necessary to thank our people once again sincerely for their continuing patience amidst the hardships arising from the poor state of the road. The DSP, the Honourable Minister and other leaders and stakeholders will continue to work diligently together to ensure that work on the road is done unhindered and properly.”
It said that the Deputy Senate President feels the pains of the people of the area “and humbly appeals to our people for more patience, as he will be constantly guided by their best interests and the greater good of the nation.”