02 January 2013, Yenagoa – History was made in Nembe Kingdom on December 31, 2013, when for the first time in 40 years, a four wheel vehicle was driven into the ancient oil-rich coastal town in the Bayelsa East senatorial district.
The state deputy dovernor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha Jonah (rtd), made the historic trip while on inspection of the Ogbia-Nembe Road project.
Addressing the people of Nembe at the Nembe end of the road, the deputy governor said that the feat was achieved due to the commitment of Governor Seriake Dickson towards delivering the project in terms of pushing the funding partners that include Shell Petroleum Development Company and the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
Jonah also said that Governor Dickson’s commitment to the Ogbia-Nembe Road project was as a result of its proximity to Brass, the emerging business hub of the state which plays host to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company, the Liquefied Natural Gas Project, the Nigerian Navy and other maritime activities.
He urged the people of Nembe Kingdom to continue to support the restoration government of Governor Dickson by maintaining the existing peace in the area as there can be no meaningful development without peace.
In his speech, also at the Nembe end of the Ogbia-Nembe Road, King Edmund Daukoru, Mingi XII and Amanyanabo of Nembe Kingdom, noted that accessing Nembe City through road is a dream come true as the people of Nembe have waited for this day in the past 40 years.
The Mingi XII thanked both the governor and his deputy, Jonah, Shell and NDDC, the funding partners of the project.