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The contractor handling Akure-Itagbolu-Iju-Ikere Ekiti-Ado Ekiti Road project has been summoned to appear in Abuja by the Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi.

The Minister issued this directive during an inspection tour of the project, accompanied by Senator Barinada Mpigi, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Works, and Senator Barr. Onyekachi Peter Nwaebonyi, Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and member of the Senate Committee on Works, among others.

Engr. Umahi, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji, urged the contractors managing the projects to align with the principles of the Renewed Hope administration in fulfilling their contractual obligations.

The statement partly reads, “the Minister, who condemned the slow and shaddy pace of work by the contractor handling the Akure-Itagbolu-Iju-Ekiti Border-Ikere Ado Ekiti road, summoned a meeting of the contractor and her consultants to his office to discuss the way forward in ensuring the timely delivery of the project and in line with standard and specification required of the job.”

The Minister also promised to take up further conversations on the request of Ekiti State governor and other stakeholders of the State on the Ado Ekiti-Afe Babalola University Road.

Umahi said, “I didn’t know that this road is a major corridor that evacuates a lot of commercial produce from Benin, Lokoja, all the way to the Southern and Northern parts of the country. The Governor is very desirous that this road be done, and of course, the learned SAN. So we have looked at the roads and we are coming back. My team will be there on Saturday, and I will be back in the next seven days. So we want to give it all the attention. That’s what the Governor wants. That’s what the learned SAN wants.”

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