The people of Amassoma who were cut off from the rest of the world by the recent flood can now heave a sigh of relief: the governor, Senator Douye Diri has completed remedial work on the Yenagoa-Amassoma road that was destroyed by the flood.
The Amassomma people, kinsmen of the first civilian governor of the state, the late Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, could not drive into their community even after the flood waters had receded. All they had was a monkey bridge constructed to help people on foot to walk into and out of the town.
Incidentally, that is the town that hosts one of the universities in the state. The government did everything possible to ensure that a motorable road was achieved, to alleviate the suffering of the Amassoma people.
A visit to the road today showed that the first and second spots had since been opened for motorists while work was on for the final stage on the third and final spot which is now also completed.
A source close to the contracting firm handling the repair works told TNN that the last portion of the road which was damaged by the flood will be opened during the weekend. Indigenes of Amasoma and neighbouring communities who spoke on the state of the road appreciated the governor, for coming to their aid.