Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government in conjunction with states and local governments are working to correct distorted lapses in the development of communities in the Niger Delta region.
He made this known on Saturday while flagging off the construction of the last phase of the bridge linking Yenagoa to Oporoma, the headquarters of Southern Ijaw, in Bayelsa.
He said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is determined to extend infrastructural development to all sections of the country despite being confronted with challenges.
“For a country with the population and geographical span like Nigeria, guaranteeing inclusive prosperity is a major challenge indeed, and this is majorly more so by the working urbanisation of the last two decades, the consequent pressure on cities and the difficulties of allocating scarce resources that are faced by the government at all levels across the country,” he said.
Osinbajo, who said driving through the Yenagoa-Oporoma-Ukubie road had exposed him to the natural beauty and enormous potentials inherent in Bayelsa State, explained that such natural endowments were seen in few places of the world.
In his remarks, Governor Douye Diri said the road project, which was started by previous governments in the state, spanned about 36 kilometers and stretched across rivers, creeks and swamps.