Gov. Douye Diri of Bayelsa on Thursday in Yenagoa expressed satisfaction with the level of construction in the second phase of the Sagbama-Ekeremor Road project in Bayelsa West senatorial district.
The governor, who expressed the viewpoint when he inspected the 42-kilometre road project from Toru-Orua to Ekeremor, told newsmen at Aleibiri that the project would be completed during his first tenure of office.
The road project was initiated by Diri’s predecessor, former Gov. Seriake Dickson.
Diri said that if the contractor kept to the terms of the contract, all sections of the road would be completed on schedule.
The governor assured the people of Bayelsa West senatorial district of his commitment to fulfilling his promises to them.
“I can actually see value for money. I am satisfied and I believe that the terms of the contract will be kept. The contractor promised to deliver the project on time, as scheduled.
“We also told Bayelsans that in this my first tenure we shall hit Ekeremor. The terms of the contract are such that its completion 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,’’ he said.
In his remarks, the Project Manager for Setraco Construction Company, Engr. I. C. Julian, said that the road was divided into two sections – Toru-Orua to Aleibiri (28km) and Aleibiri to Ekeremor (14km).
The project manager said that more work was currently underway in the first section of the road project, while some level of progress had been achieved in the second section.
Julian commended the governor for constantly 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 within stipulated periods.