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Drama as Ebonyi State Governor Orders the Immediate Arrest of Contractors Over Road Project

Posted by Samuel on Thu 20th Apr, 2017 -

Road contractors handling a road project in Ebonyi State have fallen out with the state governor after allegedly failing to do a good job.

Dave Umahi
Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered the arrest of the contractor handling Okposi-Umuoghara- Ebiaji Road in Ezza North Local Government Area for doing  poor work as against government specifications after collecting N200 million mobilization fee.
Umahi, who gave the order while inspecting the road  at Okposi-Umuoghara, also  directed that  a  Ministry of Works official, Engr. Solomon Eze, be suspended for two months  for lack of proper supervision of the project.
An angry Umahi told  his ADC, Jonathan Bawada,  to ensure that the two officials of the company who were on the ground be handed  over to police for prosecution.
He described  the work  of the contracting firm, Tonando Nigeria Ltd., as very deceitful and fraudulent, warning that government would not take it lightly with any contractor  playing  on the intelligence of the state government.
In an interview, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engr. Fidelis Nweze, said  the company did less than two kilometres  of earthwork with poor drainage.
Nweze said, ” We frown so much at that act because the  contractor is supposed to have achieved a minimum 40% of that job. What we saw on the ground was less than 10% of the job.
“We are not happy about it. And on that note, we have suspended the engineer supervising the job from the ministry for two months for not briefing the ministry and government accordingly.
“We we will be approaching the court for justice.”
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