Anambra: Obiano gives contractor 6-month ultimatum on road project
The Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano has given a six-month ultimatum for the completion of the 3.3 kilometre Ekwulobiaâ€'Ezinifite road project awarded at the cost of N770 million.
Speaking while inspecting work on the road awarded by his predecessor, Obiano expressed satisfaction about the progress of work done so far.
He said his administration would insist on high standards on all road projects to stand the test of time and justify the resources spent on them.
Obiano urged the benefitting communities to cooperate with the contractor to ensure that he completes the project on schedule.
He enjoined those who had gone to court to vent their grievances in relation to the road to withdraw their cases, noting that when completed, it would boost socio-economic activities in the area.
The governor advised youths to participate in the ongoing registration of unemployed persons and benefit from government's empowerment programme.
The Commissioner for Work, Sir Callistus Ilozumba, said the road was well-designed and awarded to a competent contractor, adding that he had been mobilised while the ministry would maintain supervision.
A lawmaker representing Aguata II, Ikem Uzoezie, expressed happiness about the ongoing work, which he said would give the people access to all parts of the state and empower the farmers.
The Chairman of Orumba South Local Government, Mr. John Onyeakpa, hailed the governor for fulfilling his promise to the people and implored him to extend the inter-state roads in Orumba South to Eziraâ€'Enugu-Umuonyia road.