The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said the government is commencing the construction the 7.2km Temboga Road in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area (LGA) of the state to decongest traffic around Ramat and its environs within the Benin metropolis.
Obaseki disclosed this when he was led on an inspection of ongoing construction of the Edo Labour House Complex, in Benin City, by the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Odion Olaye.
The governor said, “We are finalising the design of Temboga Road; it’s about 7.2km to the end. The design is almost ready. Once they finalize with the design in the next few weeks, we will award the contract.
“This road will also serve as a by-pass to decongest traffic from Ikpoba-Okha road to Upper Mission; you know how it is, you will just wake and you will see it.”
Reassuring the completion of the Labour House, the governor noted, “Let me also remind you that this labour building has some commercial spaces in the property so that they can also use it to sustain and maintain the building. That’s why you see that there are warehouses in the basement.
“They took advantage of the topography to build warehouses. Hopefully, they will get income from that. It has a multipurpose hall which can be put into commercial use to generate income. Also, there are enough office spaces for the unions and their affiliates; that is the purpose of this building.”
“Our goal was to celebrate this year’s Workers Day in this building, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, particularly the early downpour, the contractor has assured us that by July or August this year, this place will be ready,” Obaseki assured.
In his contribution, Olaye commended the governor for the massive project, assuring of the support and collaboration of workers in the state to ensure the realization of the Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) Agenda.