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Federal Government directs completion of Auchi-Okene road project


Minister of State for Works, Power and Housing, Mustspha Baba Sehuri, has directed the contractors handling the Auchi – Okene axis of the dualization of the Benin – Abuja highway to expedite action on the completion.

Sehuri, who lamented the slow pace of work by the contractors, said the road should be made ready for use soon.The contract was awarded in 2012 to three construction firms, Reynold Construction Company (RCC), Dantata and Sawoe and MotherCat Limited and billed for commissioning in December, 2020.

The Project Manager, MotherCat, Joubran Saadah, said issues bordering on payment of compensation and relocation of structures, including buildings on the right of way, were responsible for the delay.

He solicited for more funds from the Federal Government to enable the company enhance the progress of work, saying it was only mobilized with N3 billion in 2017 out of a contract sum of N10.7 billion.

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