Soludo terminates road contract, fires contractor over negligence, capacity

Soludo terminates road contract, fires contractor over negligence, capacity

Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has terminated the 2.17km Niger street road Fegge, Onitsha with a 1.1km flood control channel contract with TEC Engineering Nig Ltd.

He accused the contractor handling the rehabilitation of road project of negligence and lack of capacity to deliver the job.

Soludo gave the order when he paid an inspection visit to the project and discovered the contractor was not delivering according to the timelines and agreement reached before the contract was awarded. 

He assured that another contractor would be engaged to execute the job, just as he reiterated banning of street trading in the state, as new markets were being built where street traders could stay and trade.

The Governor also inspected Ose market, Bida road, Emodi street, Oduigbo-Ochanja Market, Fegge, Onitsha South Stadium, and creek road in Onitsha.

He promised installation of street lights on the roads and clearing of all drainages to enable free flow of water all the way to river Niger.

While revealing plans to renovate Onitsha South Stadium into Urban entertainment, leisure, recreational centre which would be family friendly, Soludo promised creation of framework where state sports development commission and onitsha south local government would synergize to actualize the plan.

Officials who accompanied the inspection tour included Anambra Deputy Governor, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, Commissioner for Works Mr. Ifeanyi Okoma and Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Patrick Agha Mba.

Others were shut Special Adviser Political Matters Dr. Alex Obiogbolu, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security Matters, AVM Ben Chiobi Rtd, Chairman Anambra Urban Regeneration Council Architect Mike Okonkwo, among others.

Kindly Leave a Comment