The people of Opume community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State are in joyous mood as the state government commenced the construction of a bridge abandoned since 20 years ago.
The state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, who inspected the project on Monday, urged the people to continue to support Governor Seriake Dickson’s to deliver on his promises to the people.
He said the bridge which has been in a sorry state for over 20 years now, is being constructed by the Dickson-led administration to ease the movement of motorists and pedestrians in the area.
Iworiso-Markson, who is an indigene of the community, said with greater support, the government will do more for the people before the end of its tenure in 2020.
He commended Governor Dickson for the project, saying the people of the community have always found it difficult to access other surrounding communities.
According to him, he decided to visit his hometown and inspect the bridge ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities which will see an influx of people to the community.
“I came here to see for myself what I have been hearing and I am really impressed. This government has constructed a project that previous administrations couldn’t.
“This once again underscores the love Governor Dickson has for Ogbia people. This bridge will in no doubt improve economic activities and also boost the social life of the people,” he said.