It’s dream come true— Madam Rose. We waited for years for this moment—Amos
Yenagoa-Oporoma Road to connect 100 agrarian, fishing settlements in Sagbama LGA
By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa“Unspeakable delight
ANGIAMA- THE quiet riverside town of Angiama in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State came alive last week, when for the first time in its existence, a convoy of Sport Utility Vehicles (Jeeps) drove into the community th rough a land route.
Construction of the ongoing Yenagoa-Oporoma Road by the Bayelsa State Government, which has reached the riverside settlement tucked away in the deep swamp of the council, blessed with vast clusters of crude oil and gas resources, made the entrance possible.
The joy of the locals was indescribable since the only means of transportation in the area over the years, has been boats and other water crafts.
Jubilant natives came out in their numbers to welcome Governor Douye Diri and his team that arrived in their community in the SUVs on inspection.
Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is expected to flag-off a bridge project across River Nun at Angiama linking Oporoma, headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, before long.
The people could not hold back their joy on seeing the governor and his convoy and showered praises on him for the Yenagoa-Oporoma Road project, which was inherited from the immediate past administration in the state.
Elated natives of Angiama, among them women and children, sang Aro wo ama lade, meaning cars have reached our community.
Designed to link 100 agricultural, fishing communities
The project, which is in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, is one of the federal projects in the state that had been on the drawing board for over 50 years before the state government took over its construction. The other federal projects are the Nembe-Brass and Sagbama-Ekeremor roads.
It is designed to link over 100 agrarian and fishing settlements in the predominantly riverine council area, which is one of the biggest local government areas in the federation and projected to unlock the untapped potentials of the area and boost the local economy of the people.
Dream come true— Madam Rose
An aged woman simply identified as Madam Rose, expressed gratitude to Governor Diri for his commitment to the road project, saying: “This is a dream come true for us here, you can imagine the joy in the atmosphere when those cars drove into our community for the first time. Some of us have not seen a car Read More
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