Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
Edo legislators protest poor state of Benin-Okene road

By Imelda Osayande on 14/09/2017

Views: 1,168

•Bad road
•Bad road

The Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday called for the revocation of the contract awarded for  the reconstruction of Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi road by the federal government.

The Speaker, Alhaji Adjoto Kabiru made the call at Ekpoma, Esan West local government area while leading members of the House on a ‘protest inspection’ of the road.

Kabiru decried the slow pace of work on the road by the contracting firms.

He said that the deplorable state of the road had hampered socio-economic development of the people of the state as well as other Nigerians plying the road.

“It is our view as an assembly that the contract awarded to Dantata and Sawoe, Mother Cat and Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) should be revoked.

“Honourable Raji Fashola is a man that we respect very much.

“He is doing wonderfully so well as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but on this Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi-Okpella road, there is need to revisit the performance of the  contractors. They are not competent.

“We are dissatisfied with the Federal Controller of Works and we have resolved that the contractors can no longer deceive us.

“The present condition of the road was unacceptable to residents in the state who now travel through Ondo or Delta states to get to their destination.

“The protest on the road was to show solidarity and share in the pains experienced by travellers and motorists.

“Our oversight functions have doubled. We are now together as a team. It is unacceptable for Edo residents to travel through Ondo State when coming from Edo North.

“We are not satisfied with the pace of work and quality of jobs done. We are moving through that road. We know Edo people are suffering,” the speaker said.

He said that the road was awarded to four contractors with a view to completing the project in 36 months.

Kabiru alleged that the level of work done by the contracting firms was far below the huge funds released to them by the federal government.

He said that the people of the state and the assembly members were not satisfied with the performance of the companies.

Responding, the Principal Resident Engineer in charge of the Ekpoma road, Mr Ishaku Mamri, said he was not in a position to tell the lawmakers reasons for the alleged delay.

He said Dantata and Sawoe construction firm was mobilized to the Ekpoma axis of the road for palliative works to address the traffic challenges on the road.

Also speaking, the Project Site Supervisor for the firm, Malam Suleiman Nasiru, said the initial contract awarded to the firm was from Agbede in Etsako West local government to Ewu hill in Esan Central local government.

Nasiru added that the Ekpoma axis was recently awarded to the company to address the perennial traffic challenges in the area.

 

Source News Express

Posted 14/09/2017 01:50:26 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Delta APC crisis: Supreme Court to determine Omo-Agege...

RIGHTSView: HAS PRESIDENT JONATHAN PAID HIS DUES?

Adeosun, Emefiele join economic experts to discuss global...

Breaking News: NFF bans factional president Chris Giwa,...

Navy intercepts stolen diesel

How Obama influenced Nigeria’s 2015 election, Jonathan reveals...

2019: Saraki assures of better deal for female...

2019: Wike declares to re-contest

Buhari disqualifies PDP from ruling Nigeria again

Rivers PDP lampoons APC, lauds Osinbajo for honouring...

Thousands of jobs at risk as British Steel...

New Mercedes-Benz models to be showcased Saturday in...

 

Latest News Angry man destroys cars at Nigerian High Commission in London over passport Protest as land grabbers sack Ogun villages, install traditional ruler Woman who wanted $1m fake notes defrauded N700,000 Election Tribunal: Obi raises hope of victory •Says INEC must provide server used for polls China opens door to more Nigerians, promises to facilitate visa issuance 5 feared dead, several injured as hoodlums clash during Egungun festival in Ibadan Edo Assembly: Call Obaseki to order, members-elect tell Buhari We’ve broken monopoly of WAEC, says NECO Boss Imo Assembly to begin recovery of ‘stolen’ govt property Foreign Direct Investment into Nigeria has not dropped — CBN Brain disease kills 97 Indian children, ‘heat curfew’ imposed Gov. Abiodun inaugurates committee to review Amosun’s last-minute promotion of Obas

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (494,540 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (425,541 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (365,365 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (312,012 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (276,290 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (244,019 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (233,993 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (215,894 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (212,788 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (204,481 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (184,549 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (183,879 views)

 

NNPC Financial reports February 2019

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (93) Business & Economy (4,312) Business Verdict (73) Columnists (1,051) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (209) Entertainment (623) Features (761) Global Business Monitor (379) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,598) Interview (184) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (162) Maggie's Blog (302) News (47,456) Opinion (1,260) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,032) Religion (1,023) Sports (2,044) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera