Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday formally commissioned an 8.5 km inter-city road in Igbanke, Orhionmwon Local Government Area while he awarded another 2.5km road in the community.
The road, which covers Osagie Street, Hospital road, Igbundu, Oligie and Olubor Streets, is 150mm thick, 7.5m wide with side drains on both sides of the road.
Addressing the enthusiastic people of the community during the commissioning, the governor said, "In the administration of justice, God has used this community to produce eminent jurists. This community has produced and is producing very senior military officers who have committed their lives in defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria not only in the past but even now."
He said, "In truth, our people have suffered needlessly because of the greed of leadership."
He used the occasion to approve another 2.5km road to be constructed in Igbanke community.
Also, Oshiomhole also commissioned a reconstructed five blocks of three classrooms each at Igbanke Mixed Secondary School.
Oshiomhole, while commissioning the reconstructed school with the state of the art facilities said, "The only way we can secure our tomorrow is to invest on the youths" stressing that the youths are the leaders of tomorrow.
He, however, maintained that the teachers' audit would be sustained and used to flush out ghost workers and unqualified ones before new ones would be employed.
He promised to provide borehole facility for the newly reconstructed school and enjoined community leaders, teachers and students to watch over the school facilities against vandals.
Earlier in his address, the commissioner for Tertiary and Technical Education, Mr. Washington Osifo, described the reconstructed Igbanke Mixed Secondary School as a fulfillment of the social contract reached with Igbanke people by the governor.
According to Osifo: "Edo State before the Comrade Governor took over was in a position of shame. Today, it is clear that promises are not only made but also fulfilled."