Charles Aniagwu, Delta State Commissioner for Information

By Onome Oghenetega

The Delta State Government says it has reopened the Benin/Warri road which was earlier shut to enable it effect repairs on the bad sections of the highway.

It said the reopening was as a result of the state government promise that the road would be ready for use before Saturday and regretted the suffer road users had to go through owing to the failed portions of the road.

This was contained in a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, on Friday.

Aniagwu said with the reopening, the state government had fulfilled her promise to the people of the state and commuters plying the road to other parts of the country.

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He commended the contractor handling the reconstruction works, Obakpor J.U. Construction, for its commitment and sacrifice in ensuring early re-opening of the road.

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“As earlier promised, the Okowa led administration has continued to show concern for the pains road users had to go through on account of the deplorable condition of the road.

“It is to the glory of God that we announce the re-opening of the road today Friday September 20 as against the Saturday we earlier promised.

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“This is in fulfillment of our avowed commitment to ameliorate the sufferings of road users that have been stuck there for almost two weeks.

“I must commend the contractors Obakpor J. U. Construction for their resilience and sacrifice to deliver on target.

“The State Government commends Deltans and other road users for their patience and cooperation while the road remained closed.

“Work will now commence on the other side of the road effective tomorrow.” the statement added


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