East-West Road: Minister Orders Contractor To Resume Work On Eleme-Onne Section

From Lateef Taiwo

Nigeria’s Minister of Works Sen. David Umahi has directed the contractor handling the 15km section of the East-West Road from Eleme to Onne Junction in Rivers State to resume work immediately.

This directive is in accordance with the resolutions reached at a meeting with the Permanent Secretary and key directors of the ministry together with the management of the contractor, RCC Ltd, in his office at the Federal Ministry of Works’ headquarters, a statement signed by the Minister’s SA on Media and Publicity said.

AljazirahNigeria recalls that Umahi suspended work on that corridor during his unscheduled inspection visit to the project site on 27th January, 2024, due to observed infractions on the construction specifications.

The Minister had ordered the suspension of work on the project due to substandard jobs and asked the management of the company to report to the ministry for resolution of technical issues.

But following his meeting with the stakeholders, the Minister directed the contractors to resume work on the four sections of the project and in strict compliance with the contract specifications.

They are also required to liaise with the Permanent Secretary and the director in charge of construction to engage with the representatives of the host communities on issues bothering on alleged infringement on the contractors’ right of way which according to them slows down the project.


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