The collapsed Warri –Benin Expressway which has become a death trap and a source of embarrassment tothe present federal government is soon to receive attention, promised theDeputy Senate President Senator Ovie Omo Agege.
The senator who represents Delta Central in the Senate under the banner of All Progressive Congress APC assured that the federal government has concluded arrangements to undertake major works on the road because of its very important national corridor.
Omo- Agege disclosed this following constructive and fruitful engagements he had with the 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.
In a statement, yesterday by his Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Yomi Odunuga, the Deputy President of the Senate commended the 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.
He said, “It is necessary to thank our peopleonce again sincerely for their continuing patience amidst the hardships arisingfrom 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.
He feels their pains and humbly appeals to ourpeople for more patience, as he will be constantly guided by their bestinterests and the greater good of the nation.”