Bayelsa News – The Bayelsa government said it is working hard to link the three senatorial zones in the state by road for accelerated economic growth.
Mr Lawrence Ehwrudjakpo, the state’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Development, made the disclosure in Yenagoa after inspecting some on-going projects in the state.
Ehwrudjakpo said that the importance of roads, seaports and airports to economic development all over the world could not be over-emphasised.
He added that “roads and airports are major means of transportation in Nigeria and most part of Africa.
The commissioner said that in the west, the Sagbama-Ekeremor road in Sagbama Local Council had also gone far “and we will achieve our dream of linking the three senatorial zones.’’
On the cost of the project, Ehwrudjakpo said it would be revealed when compiled.
Some of the projects inspected were the new Governor/Deputy Governor’s office, first fly-over bridge and tower hotel. Others include the Bayelsa palm-Elebele road and bridge, cargo international airport, ecumenical centre and Opolo-AIT road.
Commending the massive infrastructural development in the state, Mr Tonye Bernard, an indigene of the State, described the projects, especially the roads as “good omen” to the people of Bayelsa.
Bernard urged indigenes of the state to support the restoration initiative of the present government to move Bayelsa forward.
He said infrastructure was key to boosting agriculture and other businesses.
He added that “with these developments, crops from farms will be easily transported to the cities and across the nation’’.