WE OWN THE OIL: Bayelsa Governor Seriake Dickson demands for more Federal roads
Published:7 Nov, 2012
Dickson, who spoke when the officials of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency visited him at Government House, Yenagoa, observed that the state had the fewest kilometres of federal roads – about 200 kilometres – in the country.
He said, “That is not a statistics we should be proud of because I am aware that there are states that have as much as 1000 kilometres. Others have 2,000 kilometres and above, and we are in one country. And may I remind you that most of the resources with which these roads are built are derived from this land?”
Citing the difficult terrain of the state, the governor noted that Bayelsa was in dire need of critical infrastructure, given its difficult terrain.
He said the few available roads and bridges in the state had been washed away by floods.
He noted that the development had made movement of people and goods within the state difficult.
He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to make its presence felt in the state by constructing more roads.