The Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, Friday inaugurated the construction of the N3.2 billion Benin-Adumagbae-Egba-Akure Road in Edo and Akure with completion time of two years. Onolememen explained that the 22.22 km road was awarded to Enerco Nigeria Limited after a rigorous procurement process with a view to realising the contract within appreciable time frame.
He said that the road, which would connect Edo and Ondo, was significant to the Federal Government as it transverses many communities with abundant raw materials and farm produce.
A report monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said upon completion, the road would enable communities to access direct inter-state transportation of products to enhance socio-economic activities in the various states.
â€œIt would be recalled that the communities along this road corridor were known for mass production of raw materials and other farm produce. But the deplorable state of the only road linking them to major cities for the sale of their products hampered their development.
The Federal Executive Council at its meeting on Dec. 4, 2013, awarded the construction of this road to enhance social and economic emancipation of the people in the area.