By Francis Igata
ENUGU—Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has warned contractors handling various road projects in the state to re-double efforts to ensure they deliver quality jobs within the stipulated contract period as his administration is in a hurry to complete all ongoing projects for the overall benefit of the people.
Ugwuanyi, who spoke through the Chairman of the newly constituted Enugu State Urban Renewal Committee, Mr. Chris Offor, during the committee’s site inspection visits to Enugu East, Udi, Nsukka, and Udenu local government areas, weekend, frowned at the low pace of work in some of the sites after they have been fully mobilized.
He told the contractors that the state government will not tolerate any form of laxity that could undermine its estimated time lag for the completion of the projects.
Mr. Offor assured the construction companies of government’s determination to succeed, adding that in spite of the economic challenges and the huge debt the present administration inherited, which had drastically affected the revenue of the state, “Governor Ugwuanyi is determined and committed to his administration’s development agenda aimed at alleviating the suffering of the people.”
While commending the governor for his untiring efforts to ensure that development reached all the nooks and crannies of the state, the chairman of the committee told the contractors that their visit was necessitated by the desire of the government to ascertain their constraints and ensure that quality jobs were executed within the time frame agreed upon.
Responding on behalf of other construction companies, the project manager of FEROTEX construction company, Engr. John Nkwueke promised to speed up work to ensure that they meet up with estimated deadline for the completion of the projects.