Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is expected in Edo State today as part of his trouble-shooting visits to oil producing communities in the Niger Delta.
A statement signed by John Mayaki, chief press secretary to Governor Godwin Obaseki, said the acting president would visit Oben community in Orhionmwon Local Government Area to see for himself some of the challenges of the community.
The acting president had visited Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta, Akwa Ibom and Imo states in furtherance of Federal Government’s policy in the Niger Delta.
Meanwhile, Governor Obaseki has seized the opportunity of Osinbajo’s visit to assure Oben community of infrastructural development.
Obaseki who gave the assurance during a visit to the community in preparation for the visit, said he would impress it on the visiting acting president to repair the federal road, among other things, around the area.
In another development, the acting president is expected in Lagos tomorrow to perform the ground breaking for the construction of the $1.5bn standard gauge rail line from Lagos to Ibadan.
The proposed156.65km Lagos-Ibadan rail is a double line, which is the first phase of a new Lagos-Kano standard gauge line.
Already arrangements have been completed for the historic ground breaking by the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) under the supervision of the Ministry of Transportation.
*From Daily Trust