Government will not pay for poorly executed road projects – Aniagwu

The government of Delta State has called contractors handling road projects to stick to standard in projects execution as it will not pay for poorly executed road projects.

The Commissioner for Works in charge of Rural and Riverine roads Mr Charles Aniagwu made the call while speaking during inspection of road projects in Okpe and Ethiope East Local Government Areas.

Mr Aniagwu said that Governor Sheriff Oborevwori had zero tolerance for poorly executed projects and urged engineers in the ministry to brace up for effective supervision.

The projects inspected i.n the state include reconstruction and widening of Jeddo – Ughoton road with spur to Ugbokodo; rehabilitation of failed sections of Orerokpe – Okuloho – Oviri road both in Okpe Local Government Area.

Others are construction of Oviorie – Ogorivwo-Ovu – Okuedafe – Eku Road Phase 1; Construction of Okpe and Agbomiyerin Roads in Kokori; Construction of Samagidi – Ediagbo village road and construction of Itama Road Umeghe – Abraka in Ethiope East Local Government Area

The Commissioner who was accompanied by the Deputy Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly Hon. Arthur Akpowowo, urged contractors handling projects for the state government to do the right thing while assuring them of prompt payments for their services.

While expressing happiness at the level of work done, he called for citizens participation in project monitoring, adding that a call centre would be established in the Ministry where citizens could lodge complaints.

Mr Aniagwu thanked the Deputy Speaker for joining him to inspect roads in Ethiope East stressing that it was a reflection of the relationship that Gov. Oborevwori is instituting between the legislature and the executive arms of government.

He appreciated community youths in the areas for collaborating with contractors to ensure proper execution of the projects and advised youths and other stakeholders across the state to continue partnering with government to ensure that enabling atmosphere was created for development to take place.

Mr Aniagwu and his team were conducted round the projects by representatives of the various contracting firms.

Deputy Speaker Hon. Akpowowo commended Governor Oborevwori for giving proper attention to all ongoing projects and called on citizens to own projects around them to ensure proper execution.

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