Fed Govt Begins Rehabilitation Of East-West Road

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has fulfilled the promise he made to the Rivers State stakeholders to rehabilitate the deplorable section of the Eleme axis of the East-West road.

Stakeholders from the state led by Governor Siminalayi Fubara and the Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, had during their September 14 visit to President Tinubu at Aso Rock, demanded among other things the rehabilitation of the road.

Sir Fubara had argued that fixing the road would enable easy lifting of petroleum products after the completion of the ongoing turnaround maintenance of the Port Harcourt Refinery, which is located along the road corridor.

The Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, also assessed the section of the road, which had become a death trap to commuters and motorists and promised to fix it.

It was gathered that the contactors were already mobilised to the site and had begun massive construction work along the road.

Earth-moving equipment such as cranes, excavators and others had been moved to the area with clearing and excavation already done on both sides of the road.

Security was reportedly beefed up to guard the workers and equipment, while diversions were created for drivers.

Residents and other road users, particularly truck drivers, expressed happiness about the ongoing rehabilitation, saying they had suffered a lot on the road.


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