Contractors resume works on Edo roads as dry season begins

Godwin Obaseki Edo

Contractors working on major and inner-city road projects across Edo State have returned to work to facilitate the state government’s urban renewal and infrastructural project plans.

Governor Godwin Obaseki’s media aide, Crusoe Osagie, said in a statement that the contractors have returned to sites after the holidays to take advantage of the dry season to fast-track work on road projects across the state.

He said: “We are hard at work at our urban renewal and infrastructural development programme in the state. That is why we ensured that the contractors working on our roads stayed on site to work on the portions of the road that could be done during the rainy season.

“With the dry season, the contractors have resumed on site this week. Massive construction work is ongoing across the state. If you move around, you would see a lot of earthmoving equipment at work. This is to ensure that we maximise the dry season to cover a lot of ground and deliver on these projects to Edo people.

“Ekenwan Road axis of the state, the contractor has resumed work close to the University of Benin campus, after finishing work on the drainage late last year. You can also see them on other sites across the state.”

Mr Osagie expressed optimism that “a lot would be done this season” and that “erosion control projects would either continue or new ones would begin soon.”