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The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has expressed dissatisfaction with the pace of work on the Daudu-Gbajimba road urging the contractor to accelerate.
He spoke while inspecting the road and several other projects in Guma local government area today.
Governor Ortom said by his estimation the contractor, Hajaig Construction Nigeria Limited, ought to have surpassed the mileage covered so that by the time the rains resumed fully work on the road would have gone very far.
He lamented that the road which was awarded as far back as the Akume administration had not been completed and assured that he would endeavor to complete it and all other projects started by previous administrations.
Inspecting the Mu bridge on the Gbajimba-Tse-Akaahena road he announced the award of contract for the construction of two major culverts to facilitate the backfilling of the bridge.
According to the Governor, the completion of the project and construction of the road will link the people of the area with the rest of the state and their neighbors in Nasarawa State as well as enhance the security of lives and people.
In his remarks, Project Coordinator of Hajaig Construction Nigeria Limited, Engr. Stephen Akange, stated that with the performance of Governor Ortom in ensuring prompt payment on certificates the company would speed up the work in order to complete according to schedule.
At the site of Tongyi New International Construction Limited, the Governor expressed satisfaction with the work disclosing that the contractors had assured that they would complete the road in 18 months instead of 24.
He maintained that he expected contractors to perform according to specifications, standards and within the contract period.
Other projects inspected included the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD-sponsored road to enhance dry season farming, his private farm, the site for a beach road as well as a dam.