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ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE: Panacea For National Development - Umahi

Engr. Dave Umahi
Works Minister

"The Lokoja–Abuja Road Is A Death Trap For Commuters.".... Umahi

..... Cautions Contractors To Improve Or Lose Opportunities.

The Honorable Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi has reiterated the importance of road infrastructure to national development, be it in the  movement of hospital equipment, school children going to school, and also for commercial activities to thrive.

He stated this at his first meeting with contractors handling South West Geo-Political roads in the country held at the Ministry’s Conference Hall Mabushi, Abuja. 

The Minister said the Lokoja–Abuja road is a death trap for commuters as the road that is still on-going is gone bad already because of shabby jobs done by some contractors handling the 200km of  the road project describing it as man inhumanity to man.

"The Lokoja road I inspected already is a death trap, the road shoulders are gone while the project is still on-going, this is man's inhumanity to man and every life lost because of accident or kidnapping, people responsible will account for it on the last day. People should have the fear of God because the fear of God brings good things." He said. 

Umahi directed all contractors to do things right as agreed and urged them to speak out if there is any challenge encountered or their certificates of contracts awarded in other places will be ceased.  

"I will not stop people benefiting but let the people breath first, if you have problem in one project I will seize the certificate of others."

The Minister advised Directors of the Ministry to put in more efforts towards their responsibilities and encouraged them to be visiting project sites because they will not understand what is going on except they go to site. 

He added that he will appoint coordinating officers for each geo- political zones for things to be moving normal.

He noted that no hope can be renewed without a change of mind.

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