The Oasis Reporters
May 25, 2021
Ekehuan road underground drainage system will tackle area’s flooding
Residents in Benin City have commended the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration for the progress of work on the 8.3km Ekehuan Road dualisation project.
A cross section of residents who spoke to journalists at the weekend, said the timely completion of the road project will fast track economic development along the road, which is the major link road to the Benin River Port project.
James Erhahon, who resides in Agboma Street in the area, commended the contractor handling the project for commencing the asphalting phase of the road project, noting, “The asphalting of the road is not only timely but it will open more business opportunities for residents.
“With the pace of work, we are confident that a good part of the 8.3km road will be open to motorists. The state government should ensure that contractors handling the project move faster in delivering the project.
A commercial bus driver plying the road, Anderson Aigbe, expressed appreciation to the state government, adding, “This is good news for us who commute the road multiple times daily. We are excited that the state government is delivering quality and durable road projects that will stand the test of time.
A part of the road project includes an underground drainage system, which on completion, will tackle flooding problems in the area.