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OSHIOMHOLE FLAGS OFF PROJECT TO DE-FLOOD BENIN CITY

By NBF News
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AS part of the N30 billion storm water project, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday flagged off Phase Two of the Upper Siluko Road reconstruction project to address the problem of perennial flooding in Benin City. Phase One of the project was flagged off last month.

Speaking at the ceremony, Oshiomhole said the exercise was in fulfillment of his promise to de-flood the city through road construction, adding that it was the only major thing the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa, requested of him following his swearing-in as governor.

'His Royal Majesty made only one request; for me to do something about the roads and flooding in Benin City', he said.

The governor said nine other adjoining streets would be rehabilitated and when completed, would be like the Gani Fawehinmi Layout, complete with sidewalks, street-lights and drains.

In his remark, the state Commissioner for Works, Mr. Frank Evbuomwan, said the road, when completed, would address the erosion challenge in the area. He listed some of the roads to benefit from the second phase to include Etete, Uwelu, Igbinazuwa, Asoro, Obakpolor, Adolo College and Uwasota.