Governor Siminalayi Fubara has assured the people of Rivers State that he will complete the 240-meter link bridge between Abua and Agbandele in Emohua local government area.
Addressing newsmen on Friday in Abua during inspection of the abandoned 240-meter bridge that links Agba Ndele in Emohua Local Government Area, the Governor said that the project was initiated by other previous administrations and inherited by the immediate past administration, which made a financial commitment to continue it but the contractors couldn’t assess the funds due to banking issues.
The Governor, accompanied by the Hon Commissioner for Works, Dr George Kelly Alabo, during the inspection, said the Abua-Agbandele road is in response of his administration’s promise to revisit the project following the passionate appeal by the people of Abua to complete the project.
He pointed out that the contending issues with the contractors handling the project have been resolved, noting that the road, when completed, will create an alternative access route from Port Harcourt to Abua through Emohua.
He said, “We are in Abua, and this is about a 240-meter bridge linking Agbandele. So, Abua people do not need to travel through the Ahoada axis but from here connect to Emohua and then the heart of the city of Port Harcourt.”
“This project will have a direct bearing on the lives of our people. Government is about making a positive impact and providing the needed facilities, and I feel strongly that we are not wasting our money if we revisit this project and put it to use,” he concluded.
The Governor also inspected the progress of ongoing work on the 8.1-kilometre Abua-Emoh-Iyak-Ighom-Elok road project in the Abua-Odual Local Government.
Governor Fubara rounded off the project inspections at Egbeda in the Emohua local government area, where he expressed hope of completing the internal roads as part of projects earmarked for his hundred days in office.