The Bayelsa State governor, Douye Diri and the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola have flagged off the historic Nembe Brass road.
Speaking at the event, Governor Diri noted that his administration is prepared to bring an end to the sufferings of the people through sea piracy and kidnapping for several years through the construction of the road project.
The governor called on the federal government and international agencies to work in partnership with the state government to ensure a speedy completion of the project.
However, he assured the people of Nembe and Brass that the project would be completed despite the dwindling financial situation in the state.
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Governor Diri who highlighted the importance of the road project to the Bayelsa East Senatorial district urged the youths of the communities to ensure that they protect it.
” This is one of the major roads that must be supported to be completed. Our wealth is not only in oil and gas but also in our maritime domain, this is one of the roads that would showcase the wealth of this country and our state” he added.
Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola who was represented by a Director in the ministry, Mr Godwin Eke commended the governor for commencing the project.
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He noted that the Ministry of Works and Housing would leverage on the government current tax credit scheme to win the NNPC to take on the project.
On his part, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Moses Teibowei emphasized that the project would bring huge investment to the Brass Island and transform the area to an economic and tourism hub.