Leadership (Abuja)

23 January 2013

Nigeria: Good Governance Visit - Orji to Summon Contractors

Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia will summon project contractors in the state to ensure early completion.

Mr Ugochukwu Emezue, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, gave the hint on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia.

He said that the visit of the good governance team was a source of motivation to the governor, whom, he added, had set in motion, plans to deliver ongoing projects on schedule.

"The meeting is aimed at exchanging ideas on how to deliver the various projects in the state on good time," Emezue said.

He said over 80 per cent of ongoing projects in the state, including the Ubani Ibeku modern market, would be ready before the end of 2013.

"Most of these projects, including the Dialysis centre at the Abia Specialist Hospital, the new workers' secretariat and ASEPA (Environment) building, have attained over 85 per cent completion," he said.

Emezue said that government was conscious of the various expectations from residents of state in the area of infrastructure.

He said the visit of the Good Governance Tour team to the state had vindicated the administration in Abia against the criticism of alleged ineptitude by detractors.

He commended the Federal Government (FG) for the interest it had shown in the rehabilitation of the Arochukwu/Ohafia road, that had been in deplorable condition for more than 12 years.

"The state government had in the past done some palliative works on this road and we are happy that the FG during the media tour has promised to intervene," he said.

Emezue said the government was not unmindful of the hardship facing the people of the area. (NAN)

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