Bayelsa Dep. Gov Drives To Nembe; Urges Nembe Kingdom To Continue To Support Dickson
Barely two weeks after Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State released a three billion naira backup to the contractor handling the Nembe-Ogbia Road, SETRACO PLC, the State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha JohnJonah on new year eve drove down to Nembe, headquarters of Nembe LGA in the East senatorial district of the State.
The Deputy Governor, who addressed a cross section of the people shortly on arrival at Nembe, urged indigines of Nembe Kingdom to continue to support the Restoration Government of Hon. Seriake Dickson by maintaining the existing peace in the area.
Rtd Rear Admiral John Jonah, who arrived Nembe in a four-wheel car reminded the people that, the only way they can attract more development to the area was for them to remain at peace with one another as well as with their neighbours.
The Deputy Governor described the Ogbia-Nembe road project as important due to its proximity to Brass, an emerging businessand economic hub of the State, which currently plays host to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, the Liquefied Natural Gas Project, the Nigerian Navy, the State Maritime Academy and other maritime related activities.
In his remarks, the Amayanabo of Nembe, King Edmund Daukoru noted that, accessing Nembe by road was a dream come true and commended Governor Henry Seriake Dickson and his Deputy, Rear Admiral John Jonah, the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) funding partners of the project as well as Setraco Nigeria Limited, the contractors handling the project.
Also speaking. Mr. Senaka Rvpaneti, the project manager and representative of Setraco Nigeria Limited explained that, the contract for the Ogbia-Nembe road project was awarded in 2006 and it covers a distance of 26 kilometers including six bridges.
Rvpaneti revealed that, completion date of the project is March next year but promised to get it to stone based level by September this year to enable all vehicles drive to Nembe.
Those who accompanied the Deputy Governor included the State commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, his Energy conuterpart, Mr. Francis Ikio, Chairman of the State Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee, Chief Walter Feghabo-Amain; Special Adviser, Federal Government Projects and programmers, Mrs. Remi Kuku as well as Mr. Evans Krukrubo , Manager, Government and Community Relations of Bayelsa and Delta states in the SPDC.
It will be recalled that, Governor Seriake Dickson during his monthly Transparency briefing at the Banquet hall, Government House Yenagoa on the 17th of December, 2013 released a three billion naira backup to the management of SETRACO for the completion of the Ogbia-Nembe Road project.