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In 2023, Edo government spent N58 billion on roads



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Edo State Government disclosed that during the fiscal year 2023, it invested a total of N58 billion in building 565 miles of roads around the state.

According to a reliable source, the data can be seen in the budget projections and 2024 appropriations bill that the state governor Godwin Obaseki submitted to the House of Assembly.

A total of 737.37 kilometers were covered by the 566 roadways, according to Obaseki.

He also revealed that 300 roads totaling 212 kilometers were built throughout the state during the time under review under the Edo State Employment and Expenditure for Result (SEEFOR).

The governor also mentioned that several federal government-failed highways were receiving palliative repairs under his administration.

He enumerated the roads such as the Benin-Sapele, Benin-Agbor, and Iruekpen-Sabongida-Ora roads.

Adding that work had begun to rehabilitate the existing Benin-Agbor road, which would facilitate traffic on the new route.

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