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No Cause For Alarm, Bayelsa Government Assures Residents Over Cracked Flyover

No Cause For Alarm, Bayelsa Government Assures Residents Ove

Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri

Bayelsa State Government has assured that there is no reason to panic over a crack in a portion of the Berger flyover in Yenagoa, the state capital.

The flyover was constructed about 10 years ago during the Senator Seriake Dickson administration.

According to Vanguard, the assurance followed concerns raised on the social media that the flyover had become a threat to motorists.

Governor Douye Diri, who went on a first-hand inspection of the flyover on Thursday morning, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, directed the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Surv. Moses Teibowei, to immediately fix the crack.

Teibowei, however, allayed any fears during a visit alongside engineers from the ministry, Julius Berger as well as technical committee members of the state chapter of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) led by the chairman, Engr. Raymond Awana.

He said the government would engage the construction firm to fix it in order to clear any doubts.

“The crack does not pose any threat to lives or motorists.

"The construction company has said so. But government would engage it to rectify this small area that has caused the concern,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of Julius Berger, the Bayelsa Site Manager, Engr. Benjamin Chugbo, explained that the opening was due to “a minor settlement” and that it had been there for more than a year.

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