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Akwa Ibom warns errant road contractors

By Inemesit Akpan-Nsoh, Uyo
25 November 2021   |   3:23 am
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Prof. Eno Ibanga, has chided road contractors in the state, saying their achievement so far does not reflect the level of fund released to them.

Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Prof. Eno Ibanga, has chided road contractors in the state, saying their achievement so far does not reflect the level of fund released to them.

Addressing contractors at a meeting in Uyo yesterday, he advised them to complete their projects as government has mobilised them with enough funds

He, however, observed that while some contractors had shown diligence, commitment, ingenuity and professionalism in handling road projects, others had failed to live up to expectations.

He said: “Since the last release of funds that we disbursed over 90 per cent to contractors across the state, I have visited a number of project sites, most of you have done well while some of you are not trying at all.

“I know that some of you still have a lot of money left, I doubt if there is any contractor in this state that has not been well mobilised as of today, if there is anyone, it means you have issues with your IPC.”

The commissioner reminded the contractors to execute their projects according to design and specifications, as substandard jobs would not be accepted.

Responding on behalf of the contractors, the Managing Director of Gracib Investment Ltd, Senator Ibok Essien, appreciated Governor Udom Emmanuel for funding projects across the state.
He said the contractors would redouble efforts at project sites as directed by government.