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Ebonyi Governor Terminates Abakaliki-Enugu Road Contract Awarded By Predecessor  


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Abakaliki – Governor Dave Umahi, of Ebonyi state, has terminated the ongoing dualisation of a section of the deadly Abakaliki–Enugu federal road over claims that the immediate past administration in the state did not obtain approval from the Federal Government before embarking on the project.

In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary CPS to the governor, Mr. Emma Anya, on Sunday Umahi, expressed displeasure with the condition of infrastructure in parts of the state.

The governor, had recently embarked on the inspection of projects commenced by predecessor in office, Chief Martins Elechi, with a view to ascertaining their status.

However, Umahi, had in the statement  hinted that he has started negotiating with the World Bank, and SETRACO, the construction firm the Federal Government initially awarded the Abakaliki–Enugu road contract to, to complete the work.

The statement read: “Governor Umahi said the termination of the Abakaliki–Enugu road contract was necessary because the state government did not obtain approval from the Federal Government, the owner of the road before embarking on the project.”

The governor, who also visited the Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation, assured that his administration would  do all within its powers  to ensure that the station attained full digitisation.

He disclosed that the government had acquired a loan  for the Ebonyi Pipe Production Factory to enable it procure raw materials and urged the company to look for market for the supply of its products, while advising its management to be self sustaining

The governor, reiterated his administration’s resolve to hurriedly take the state to the next level, via aggressive infrastructural developments.



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