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Fashola decries state of Southeast roads, abandonment by contractors

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri   |   04 February 2017   |   4:40 am

Minister of Works, Power and Housing Babatunde Fashola

Disappointed by what he saw on ground, Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has decried the rate at which contractors handling federal government roads in the Southeast abandon jobs awarded to them.

The Imo State government, meanwhile, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the host communities of Ulakwo, Agbala and Ermii in Owerri North Council, where tipper, trailer and motor dealers and auxiliary shops would be located in the state.

Fashola, who expressed dismay during his visit to some federal roads in the state yesterday told the Governor Rochas Okorocha, represented by his Deputy, Eze Madumere, at the Government House to notify the appropriate quarters of such delays.

The minister stressed the need for both the state and federal governments to work in synergy towards roads rehabilitation and construction.

Okorocha described the volume of roads abandoned in the state as unimaginable, noting that federal roads needing attention transverse the three zones of Orlu, Owerri and Okigwe and urged the federal government to increase its tempo in the state.

He disclosed that the state government decided to rehabilitate some of the federal roads due to their economic importance, stressing that the Urban Renewal programme of the state involving both governments’ roads has paid well.

Okorocha urged the Federal Controller of Works in the state to work in partnership with the state government.

The minister, in company of the enlarged State Executive Council, visited federal roads in the three zones.

Signing the MoU in the presence of the three monarchs of the communities, Secretary to the Government (SSG), George Eche, commended the stakeholders for their support to the state government.




  • Ezekiel Okeke

    He should forget the mockery, Republic Of Biafra will fix it, and all the deficits in the last 50 years of their so-called rule with nothing to show for it. He should worry about west and north.

    • Truth Konveyor

      Ewu! Biafra in your dreams. Ihe oma gbafuo na ndu gi.

    • Artful ºDodger

      I was just going to say the same, except you forgot to include the SS in the areas he should focus on because we are not biafrans, have never been and will NEVER be. You igbos and your SE on the other hand does not deserve ANYTHING good from this government.

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  • Oduna

    you do not ” not you does not”. did you attend a night school.

  • Emeka

    I am not concerned about whether Biafra is in the dream, diaspora or real. My only worry is the talking drum at the helm of affairs in Imo State. Some people have made sure Vampire the killer does not have the opportunity to talk but evil is not covered forever. It may be a cold case for now but on the day the Pharaoh who does not know Joseph wins election in Imo State, light will shine and darkness will not comprehend it then evil will be exposed and punished. Liars and killers in government.

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