Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has said he will not be distracted by the “impunity and disregard for the rule of law” by some lawmakers in the state House of Assembly in the onerous task of bringing development to every part of the state.
Speaking on Tuesday when he inspected the stormwater master plan project in Benin-City, the state capital, Oshiomhole said: “Like they have told me, between now and December, we will lay asphalt on Upper Siluko road; it will be six lanes and between then and the middle of next year, we will put street lights on the road.
“Let me assure you that all those people fighting in the House of Assembly, trying to cause trouble and who want us to bring government money for them to share, we will not give it to them.
“We will use the state money for the Edo people. And with your prayers, we are not afraid. We know that for as long as we work for the people, the devil has failed.”
Some of the residents in the Upper Siluko road area who responded, hailed the governor for the massive drainage system and road network in the areapromising to stand firmly behind him as they have seen the good work his administration has done.
One of the residents who spoke, Mrs. Nonye Umezurike, said: “A savior has come to us, we are very happy. For many years now, petty traders in the area were finding it difficult to earn a living, but God has come to our aid, he has answered our prayers through the governor. I know that after his tenure, his successor must also work for the people because Oshiomhole has set the precedent.”
The governor had earlier inspected the storm water project at Ewah road and said the contractor would be asked to raise the height of the water barrier to prevent the spillage of floodwater on the roads. He said that became necessary after he was told by residents of the area of the high volume of water that passes through the channel.