Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, on Friday inspected 10 on-going road projects in Edo Central Senatorial District of the State as well as the failed portions of the Benin-Ehor-Ekpoma-Auchi Expressway.
Obaseki said that the administration was determined to complete the projects in Edo Central immediately after the rains, claiming that the anticipated progress was hindered by heavy rainfall.
He said that he, with other Government Officials with him, was there to see how much progress had been made.
He expressed his disappointment that the Benin-Ehor-Ekpoma-Auchi Expressway was still in a deplorable state even though Edo State produced two Ministers of Works in recent past.
“It is a tragedy that Edo State had the rare opportunity to produce two Ministers of Works, who are from this area, but they failed to dualise the road, which is the main artery connecting Edo State with the northern and other parts of the country,” the Governor said.
Obaseki promised to visit the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, to mobilise the contractors handling the project back to site.