Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, has awarded the contract for the construction of Textile Mill Road; Iyoba, Iyobanosa and Omozogie streets as well as an underground drainage system in the area for N2.8 billion. The contract was awarded during the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting before the governor proceeded on his annual leave. When completed, the project will “solve the perennial flooding problem of the area and enhance human and vehicular movement especially to the two major motor spare parts markets at Evbareke and Uwelu communities and security of life and property as well as provide access to the revered Traditional Palace of Iyoba,” the government said. Residents of the area have hailed the award of the contract, adding that the project would create a conducive environment for businesses in the axis to thrive. The project follows closely behind the award of contracts for the construction of Benin-Abraka Road; St. Saviour, Oba-Obazagbon, PZ-Okabere Roads and Ugbor-Amagba Road.