Contractors Promise to commence rehabilitation on the failed portion of Benin Auchi Road tomorrow!
As protesters vow to continue the protest until work commences on the road.
Ekpoma 26th August 2022.
Following the consistent blockade of the Ekpoma axis of the Benin/Auchi road by Esan youths protesting the sorry state of the highway, the representatives of the Federal Ministry of Works and the Edo State Government have assured the youths that work will commence on the road tomorrow.
However the protesting youths insisted that the work should commence immediately for them to suspend the protest.
After a lengthy deliberation, the technical officials of the construction company stated that it will be impossible to commence the work today and assured that earth moving equipments will start arriving site tomorrow.
The protesters therefore vow to continue the protest until actual work commence on the deadly highway.
The report filed to Urban Scoop Media news desk reads as follows:
“After engagement with the delegates from Federal Ministry of Works, and Edo State Ministry For Works and Bridges, the people insisted that the work must start today but the Engineer of the contraction firm, said he can’t start the work today.
The contractor representing DANTATA and SAWOE Construction Company, said earth moving Mechine will start to come in from tomorrow but Comrade Dr. Jude Obasanmi, leader of the Ekpoma Eminent Stakeholders Forum who spoke on behalf of the youth said “the protest will continue untill work start and the people can no longer be decieved with empty promises”, he said.