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Minister approves rehabilitation of Edo roads


[FILE PHOTO] Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has approved the rehabilitation of failed portions of federal roads across Edo State ahead of the festive season.

The controller, Federal Ministry of Works in Edo, Oke Owhe, said yesterday in Benin City that the effort was to make the roads safe and motorable at yuletide.

Owhe said: “The honourable minister has just approved ember months operations on roads across the state. What this means is that all roads leading to and out of the state would be rehabilitated.

“As we speak, contractors are on site along the Benin-Auchi road. The Ekpoma portion of the road has also been approved for rehabilitation,” he said.

According to him, the federal government was committed to ensuring that the roads were safe during and after the yuletide.

Owhe disclosed that “government has prioritised highway projects across the country,” adding that contractors had been mobilised for the various projects.

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