“Supervise federal road contracts” – Umahi urges Nigerians

Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, has urged Nigerians to supervise palliative road contracts which will be carried out across the country.

Recall that the Minister, on Monday, via his X (formerly Twitter) account, announced that the rehabilitation and palliative work on all failed federal roads would commence on December 1, 2023, while reeling out plans for actualising a sustainable road infrastructure throughout the country, saying this was in response on the complaints by commuters and residents on dilapidated federal roads.

Umahi, in a statement, said work would soon commence on spoilt sections of federal roads in the country following the approval of N300bn for the ministry in the 2023 supplementary budget.

While urging Nigerians to monitor and report roads done shabbily, the minister said he would recognise citizens who made accurate reports if investigation showed that contractors engaged in shoddy jobs, adding that the fund would see N100bn spent on immediate palliative works in the 36 states and the FCT and N200bn for continuation of inherited ongoing projects and very few new but critical road projects.

He advised that all poorly-constructed roads should be photographed and reported immediately to the following contacts: 08030986263, 08037086137 or 08106423197, showing the name of the contractor, the location and the type of contract and defects observed.

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