Obaseki Commends Fashola For Edo Roads, Housing

Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, commended the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola for the progress of work at the Benin-Ehor axis of the Benin-Ehor-Lokoja roads.
This was as the minister inspected ongoing works at the Aduwawa axis of the Benin-Ehor-Lokoja road.
While inspecting the road, Fashola briefed the Edo State governor of his inspection tour on roads leading into and out of the state.
He said that plans were also in the making to rehabilitate the bad portions at the Ekpoma axis of the same road.
Speaking further, the minister noted that full reconstruction of the bad portion would be carried out to ensure durability of the road.
“I have gotten recommendations about the fail portions of the Ekpoma axis of the road. I have asked them to get money for the contractor to do full reconstruction of the bad portions, instead of patching it up, which will wear away soon. As soon as we get money, the contractor will come back to site”, he said.
Meanwhile, the governor, represented by his deputy, Hon Philip Shaibu commended the minister for the inspection tour, saying that it would ensure good quality and speedy completion of the road project.
He however called for prompt action to be taken at the bad portions of the road around the Auchi junction at Jatto, Ekpoma axis and Ramat Park in order to prevent total collapse of the road.
Moreover, he also a the ministry over its housing programme in the state.
Fashola had also briefed the governor about the on-going projects being executed by the ministry; he said that the major challenge facing the power sector was shortage of gas to power gas turbines.
He however said that the power generation in the country had stepped up to 4000mw for two weeks now and could be increased to 7000mw if vandalism of gas pipelines was stopped.
“3000mw of power is not available because of vandalism of gas pipelines, which is not helpful to the country. If we can recover the 3000mw lost to vandalism and add to the 4000mw, we will have 7000mw. We cannot continue to destroy something and say it is unavailable to us.

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