Thursday, April 18, 2024

Umahi Summons Contractor Over Ekiti Road Projects

Works Minister, Dave Umahi has invited the contractor handling the Akure- Ikere- Ado-Ekiti Road in Ekiti State for “instruction” on the project.

The Minister who spoke with reporters after inspecting some  federal roads  in the state in company with Governor Biodun Oyebanji at the weekend, said he was not satisfied with the work done by the contractor.

Umahi however, assured that all ongoing federal road projects in the state would be fast-tracked for the benefit of citizens and economic development of the state.

Other roads inspected by the minister and Oyebanji were the  Ado Ekiti– Ijan Ekiti  and  the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) Industrial Park roads.

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Umahi  explained that  the visit was to assess the level of work  on some of the roads in the state.

Acknowledging   that the roads were major corridors to other parts of the country, the minister said that the  Federal Government remained committed to improving road infrastructure across the country.

He said: “We came to look at some of the ongoing projects in Ekiti. These roads are major corridors to evacuate a lot of commercial produce from Benin, Edo State to Lokoja, Kogi State  and the Southern part of this  country.

“We have looked at the roads and we are coming back. My team will give it all the desired attention, that’s what the governor and Chief Afe Babalola want.”

 Oyebanji, who appreciated the minister,  said the inspection was a testament to the fact that President Bola Tinubu-led government remained committed to development at sub-national level.

The governor expressed  gratitude to the Federal Government for its continued support in addressing  infrastructure challenges confronting Ekiti State.

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