Oshiomhole promises more roads even as oil price crashes
Barely three months to the end of his second term in office, Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, has assured that ongoing road projects will continue, even if price of crude oil crashes to zero percent.
He gave the assurance yesterday at the kick-off of a 10-km Uzebba-Okpuje-Okabhor road in Owan West Local Council Area of the state.
Oshiomhole said, “As promised during the electioneering campaign in 2007, I have not come to join people to lament the misrule of PDP. I have not come to shed tears about missed opportunities.”
He said he and his colleagues were in government on a rescue mission, “to show that whatever they said was not possible, is possible and that everything they refused to do, we will try to do.”
According to him, his government started by building schools, noting, “in this local government you have what they now call the red roof schools. I am sure in a couple of places we have also sunk boreholes.”
“I can assure you it has been tough, and it is still tough. It might get even tougher in the very near future. But there is nothing we have started in this state under my stewardship that we have abandoned.
“We have already mobilised the contractor, so we are not owing. And the contractor has Owan blood. He must ensure that this road is better than any other road that we have built so that it will last much longer than twenty-five years,” he added.
Oshiomhole said he wants to be remembered as the only governor in the history of Mid-West, Bendel and Edo State, to have constructed roads in all the local council areas, saying his administration has already constructed a road linking Owan East with Owan West.
A community leader, Richard Ofeimun extolled the governor for remembering the area, in fulfillment of his electoral promises to the people of Iuleha clan.
He added that the project would be a pivot for the development of all communities in the area numbering about ten along the road.”