Road reconstruction boosts commercial activities in Edo community

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State.

Residents of Second East Circular Road area in Benin, Edo, say the reconstruction of the road has heightened commercial activities in the area, thereby improving their means of livelihood.

The residents expressed their delight over the reconstruction of the road by the present administration in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Sunday.

They said that the present state of the road had revived some business outlets that were abandoned when the road was in a very bad shape and always flooded.

Mr Fidel Obasogie, while lauding the state government for the project, said his means of livelihood had been restored and his house saved from flood that earlier ravaged the area.

“You can see that my house is now saved due to proper channeling of the flood; some people have now rented the long abandoned apartments in my house.

“I have, for long, suffered the situation but now I count myself a beneficiary of Adams Oshiomhole’s government,’’ he said.

Obasogie told NAN that a room apartment formerly rented for between N2, 000 and N2, 500 per month, had now risen to between N3, 500 and N4, 000.

He said that the rent for a flat had moved up from N80, 000 per year to N120, 000 because of the project.

Also, Mr Austin Imasogie, a resident of the area, expressed happiness about the change of tide in the area, saying that the years of neglect of the people in the area had turned into a joyful period.

“We have for long suffered in the hand of past administrations in the state; it got to a point when we started asking ourselves if really we were still part of Benin City.

“But thank God that we are now enjoying the benefits of the long period of years of patience; this is a divine intervention,’’ Imasogie said.

Another resident and business woman, Mrs Agnes Idonigie, said commercial activities in the area had been reawakened.

“Some commercial motorists abandoned this area due to the deplorable state of the road. We suffered untold hardship for years but thank God the situation is back to normal now.

“Most of our customers that had run away are now back and patronizing us,’’ she said.

NAN reports that the reconstruction of the 6 kilometre dual-carriage road which is fitted with walkways began in 2015.



4 Comments
  • SWEET DADDY

    Nonsense propaganda headline, what of thousands of unmotorable roads in the City.

    • deltavoice

      Which one did PDP construct throughout their stay in power?
      As for that foolish cocain sniffer and a brat, lucky igbinedion, he didn’t construct one single road in 8 years. Have you forgotten the term ‘federal gutter ‘?

      If u don’t live in Benin nd environs,just shut your rotten sewer you call mouth.
      Anenih, is that you?

      • SWEET DADDY

        Fools like you who are high on drugs fight as tugs for political party’s. As for that foolish Cocain sniffer, you are both on the same page.
        Only in Nigeria reconstructed roads and swimming pools are commissioned by government officials and fools see that as normal.

        • deltavoice

          Senseless!
          Read what you wrote and give your foolish self a name.
          *spits*

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