Pauline Onyibe Yenagoa Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has assured the people of Bayelsa State that the federal government will partner with the state government to make sure that the Angiama/Oporoma road is speedily completed.
Speaking at Angiama on Saturday where he came to perform the ground breaking ceremony of the Angiama/ Oporoma Bridge, the vice president stated that the road was very important because of what it symbolizes for the region.
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari in his open mindedness has done what the previous administrations has not done stating that he was so happy and thankaful that governor Diri has used what was refunded on the road judiciously.
He said: “The president has made sure that what is spent is refunded. That is the true spirit of partnership that is between Diri and President Muhammadu Buhari. I want us to not only congratulate Governor Diri but also congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for this partnership.
It is safe to say that we have arrived at a turning point in the history of Yenagoa / Oproma Road and with one more determined push as we are seeing here today, the road will be brought to completion. “And we must appreciate the doggedness by which Governor Douye Diri has gone about ensuring that the project he has embarked upon are executed. This goes a long way to show that in the future, we will see the state graduate to a world class status.
“There can be no inclusive prosperity without linkages of communities and one of the challenge of governors today is ensuring inclusive prosperity and ability to create an environment that enables each and every person in every corner of the country to get a fare chance in maximzing their potential is one of the roots to sustainable economic development.
“Projects like this are of utmost importance and we must commend governor Diri and his team for the vision and commitment to completing what was imagined almost sixty years ago.
The completion of the road will have far reaching importance on the community and to better their lives.
The farmers and fishermen will be connected to the new markets. Speaking earlier, Governor Diri thanked President Buhari for refunding the money spent so far to construct the Angiama/ Oporoma road thanking the vice president Yemi Osinbajo for demonstrating that he is a Bayelsan.