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Bayelsa To Immortalise Wigwe, Names Yenogoa Ring Road After Him

Governor Diri said Wigwe was instrumental to the completion of the road project.

Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said his administration was considering immortalising the late Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, Dr. Herbert Wigwe, for his contributions to the development of the state.

Speaking on Wednesday in Yenagoa, during the inauguration of sections two and three of the 22-kilometre Yenagoa Outer Ring Road, Diri said he would consult with elders and stakeholders in the state with a view to naming the road after the late consummate banker and businessman.

Wigwe, his wife, son, and a former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Abimola Ogunbanjo, died in a helicopter crash last Friday in the United States.

Diri said at the inauguration of the Yenagoa Outer Ring Road, which was constructed by Lubrik, that Wigwe was instrumental to the completion of the road project. He said the contract sum had been fully paid to the company, assuring that in his second term, the other part of the dual carriageway would be completed.

The governor stated, “With the completion of the first part of this road, it means that we can drive from Elebele to Igbogene and from there to the Ecumenical Centre and then to Tombia.

“In our second tenure, the remaining part of it will be completed to make it a complete ring road.”

Inaugurating the project, the governor of Niger State, Mohammed Bago, said the idea of immortalising Wigwe was a welcome development.

While congratulating Diri on his electoral victory and second term inauguration, Bago described the governor’s success as a clear manifestation of the people’s support for his administration.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Moses Teibowei, said the construction and completion of sections 2 and 3 of the ring road, running from Okarki to Imiringi road, brought to full completion one of the single carriageways out of the dual carriageway from Elebele to Igbogene with a length of 21. 911 kilometres.

Wale Igbintade

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