Work on Akaba-Okodi road impressive, says Gov Diri

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Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has expressed satisfaction with the level of progress on the Akaba-Okodi road which links Yenagoa to Ogbia local government area.

Speaking to journalists during an inspection tour of the project on Monday, Senator Diri said he decided to visit to personally assess the level of work on the road project.

According to the governor, “l came to see things for myself to ascertain the work that has been done so far. I was here last year before the November 11 governorship election and l can see the difference between then and now. So much has been achieved.”

Diri, who reaffirmed his administration’s resolve not to play politics with development of the state, pointed out that the road connects Ayakoro community in Ogbia council area, which is the hometown of All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr Samuel Ogbuku.

“This is a road linking two local government areas between Yenagoa and parts of Ogbia local government area. This road links Ayakoro, which happens to be the community of the NDDC Managing Director, Dr Samuel Ogbuku. So, it shows that we are not playing politics with the development of our state and our people.

“I have a deep knowledge of what our people have gone through and l do not think that under me, having known all of that, will begin to play stupid and unreasonable politics and allow our people to continue to suffer. We want to end the suffering of our people to the best of our ability.”

Diri also berated those who criticised his administration unfairly, saying they do not mean well for the state.

Project Manager of the construction company, Emrock Concept, Engr. Bolaji Animashaun, explained that the 10km project will be completed in April 2025.