Daily Champion (Lagos)

19 February 2011

Nigeria: Perform or Face Sanction, Obi Tells Contractors

Nnewi — The Anambra state government has given the contractor handling the Foot road and Bank road and surrounding roads in Nnewi one month to improve the pace and quality of work or face serious sanctions. Governor Peter Obi who handed down the order while inspecting these roads said that government would terminate the contract if the contractor failed to make appreciable impact within the period.

Governor Obi who was visibly sad directed the contractor and the consultant over-seeing the project to ensure that work commened in all segments of the project simultaneously including the drainage system.

He said the contract was initially awarded to Mallum Construction Company over two years ago and would have been completed before now but the contractor failed to live up to expectation and the contract was re-awarded to Master Holding.

Meanwhile, Obi says the work done so far at the Umudim Nnewichi Gully Erosion project has checked further incursion and devastation of the menace. Governor Obi recalled that before the intervention, the entire area was serious threatened by gully erosion subjected the people to perpetual fear.

Obi has also direct illegal occupants at the site around Igboukwu Water Scheme to vacate to enable government commence work on the project. Governor Obi gave the directive while inspecting the scheme.

Governor Obi said government is rehabilitating the scheme as part of the expansion of the Obizi regional water scheme. He explained that at the completion of the project, water will be reticulated from the Scheme to all parts of Igboukwu and environs, urging the people to give government necessary support on the new water supply initiative.

At the Isuofia Water reservoir, Governor Obi expressed satisfaction with the level of work done on the rehabilitation of the facility.

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