Member representing Ohaji/Egbeme, Oguta and Oru West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Honourable Goodluck Nana Opiah has said that the federal government would complete work on the Port Harcourt-Owerri Road by the first quarter of 2016.
Hon Opiah made the disclosure to Nigerian Pilot yesterday in an exclusive interview at the Port Harcourt International Airport en-route his constituency.
He told our correspondent that his discussion with the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, with a view to mobilising the construction company to sight was fruitful.
The former speaker of the Imo State House Assembly also disclosed that he had another useful negotiation with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, at which it agreed to fund part of the road project.
Noting that the area at the boundary from Rivers to Imo States down to Imo Polytechnic are his constituency, he assured that the road project would be completed before the rains return next year, regretting the hardship travellers plying the road suffer.
“You can see for yourself that the construction company has mobilised to site and filled the whole portholes, levelled up in readiness for asphalting. I want to assure you, we will not relent until the road is fully completed, Nigerians begin to enjoy the route again,” he said.
However, when Nigerian Pilot visited the road yesterday, the company had proceeded on Christmas break, but it was observed the construction company had actually mobilised to site and done the road up to the boundary between the two states.
A staff of the company who pleaded anonymity confirmed the various meetings of the House of Representatives member with the ministry and NDDC, and later with his company that led to their return to site, disclosing that his company appeared determined to complete the project soon to enable it get more jobs thereafter.

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