FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STOPS ROAD PROJECTS IN SOUTH-EAST STATES, MOVES TO REVIEW CONTRACTS

Former Ebonyi State governor and currently Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, stopped some road construction in the South-East region, pending the review of the existing and additional contracts.

Umahi gave the directive on Thursday in Enugu State during the inspection of some ongoing construction/rehabilitation of federal roads across states in the South-East.

The minister expressed dismay that four bridges and three kilometres of additional work were costing N15 billion.

Umahi commended the quality of work done on some of the roads in Enugu, adding that he stopped certain payments until contractors, and the ministry reviewed the existing contracts and additional works.

The minister explained that Nigerian roads failed because of the bad asphalt placed on them as a result of adulterated bitumen imported into the country.

According to him, most of the roads are not failing because of sub-base or subgrade but fail because of bad asphalt placed on them.

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