Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has expressed satisfaction with work on the second phase of the Sagbama-Ekeremor road project in the Bayelsa West Senatorial District.
Governor Diri, who defied the rains on Wednesday to inspect the 42-kilometre road from Toru-Orua to Ekeremor, told journalists at Aleibiri that the project would be completed in his first tenure.
The road, which was started by his predecessor, is one of several ongoing similar projects embarked upon by Governor Diri’s Prosperity Administration.
He said if the contractor kept to the terms of the contract, all sections of the road would be completed as scheduled.
Diri assured the people of Bayelsa West of his commitment to fulfill his promises to them.
His words: “I can actually see value for money. I am satisfied and I believe that the terms of the contract would be kept. The contractor promised to deliver the project on time as scheduled.
“We also told Bayelsans that in this first tenure we shall hit Ekeremor. The terms of the contract are such that it is tailored towards the end of our first tenure. Hopefully and by God’s grace we expect that this road and this stretch would be completed in no distant time.”
Also speaking, the Project Manager for Sectraco Construction Company, Engr. I. Julian, said the road is divided into two sections – Toru-Orua to Aleibiri (28km) and Aleibiri to Ekeremor (14km).
The project manager said at the moment, more work was being done on section one while some level of progress had being achieved on section two.
Julian commended the governor for consistently inspecting project sites, which he said contributed to the progress recorded so far.
He promised that the company would give its best to the state by delivering quality projects and on time too.