FG to speed up work on Ekiti roads, Umahi assures

The Minister of Works, Engr Dave Umahi has commended Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji for his commitment to infrastructure upgrade in the state even as he assured him of the Federal Government’s plan to speed up the construction/ rehabilitation of roads in the state.

The Minister gave the commendation on Saturday when he and the Ministry’s team, in company with the governor undertook an inspection of some federal roads in the state.

He said Oyebanji had made a case for the roads as part of the shared prosperity agenda of his administration.

The minister, who was received by the governor at the Akure Airport, inspected the Akure- Ikere -Ado dualized road, the Ado- ABUAD- Ijan Road that was recently awarded, and visited the ABUAD Industrial Park Road which is a model of concrete road construction.

Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti shortly after the inspection, Umahi said the purpose of the visit was to assess the level of work done on some ongoing roads projects in the state, particularly Ado, Ijan Road, and Ado – Ikere – Akure Road and to also assess the state of federal roads in the state.

Acknowledging that the roads are a major corridor to other parts of the country, the minister assured that his ministry would ensure the timely completion of the roads for the benefit of citizens and the economic development of the state.

Speaking about his assessment of the work done on the road, the minister said he was not satisfied with the level of work done on the Akure- Ikere- Ado Road, and revealed that the contractor had been invited for further instruction

He assured the people of the state that the Federal Government remained committed to improving the road infrastructure across the country and will continue to intensify efforts to ensure that the projects are completed within the stipulated timeline.

Source: The Nation

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