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FG'S POLICY OF NO VOP ON MOBILIZATION STANDS..... UMAHI Says It Aims At Ensuring Value For Money And Timely Completion Of Projects

Works Minister, David Umahi during his inspection visit of ongoing road projects in the country. 

"The Federal Goverment is committed to speedy and quality delivery of road Infrastructure Nationwide." Engr David Umahi, Minister of Works

The Federal Government, under the Renewed Hope administration of  President Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, has remained commited in ensuring that all the Federal road projects are executed speedily and delivered in best standards. 

This was the assertion of the Minister of Works, Senator David Nweze Umahi when he undertook an inspection tour to the rehabilitation work at Enugu-Port Harcourt dual carriageway section 4 (Aba-PH) executed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd (CCECC). 

The Minister commended the contractor handling the project for showing purposefulness, and he therefore, announced the revocation of the warning letter issued to CCECC a fortnight ago over their delay in mobilizing to the site despite the government's directive. 

"The warning letter given to CCECC for slow pace of work is hereby revoked. The new pace of work is excellent, the job quality is excellent, and the Controller sends me progress reports every day."

The Honourable Minister, who also inspected the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Enugu-Port Harcourt dual carriageway section 2 (Umuahia Tower-Aba Township Rail/Road) in Abia State, handled by the Arab Contractors; the East West Road section 111 (Eleme-Onne junction) in Rivers State handled  by Reynolds Construction Company Nigeria Ltd; the Rehabilitation of Enugu- Port Harcourt Expressway Section 3 (Enugu-Lokpanta) in Enugu State handled by CGC, said he was impressed by the progress of work on the respective projects. 

He said of RCC; "I want to commend RCC openly and with all sincerity. I will also take the quality of work going on to Mr. President because he directed me. I was just barely one week in office when he directed me to go and flag off this project because the leaders of Niger Delta came to visit him, and they complained bitterly about the road."

Umahi also spoke of the good job by the Arab Contractors, saying; "I am very happy that the Arab Contractors have done a good job. I commend the contractor. Anybody who wants to see a good job should come here. The Controller of Works in Abia State is doing extremely well, together with his team of engineers." 

While at the CGC project site, Senator Umahi disclosed that: "I have seen the work they are doing, they are doing a very beautiful work. The job quality is very good and the speed is also very good. They are among the contractors that have the highest number of equipment in any of their project sites. So, I commend them very highly."

The contractors who spoke during the inspection visit to their respective project sites, said they were committed to the new order in road infrastructure development in Nigeria and assured the Honourable Minister that they would  ensure quality and speed in the delivery of their road projects. 

The Project Manager of CCECC in charge of Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Mr Henry Shaw said; "I have to assure you that the Honourable Minister, His Excellency is a professional Engineer with a great difference. He knows everything, so nobody can cheat him."

This was contained in a statement issued and signed by Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji, Special Adviser on Media to the Honourable Minister of Works.

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