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FG to completes Benin-Lokoja Road Project in six months

FG to completes Benin-Lokoja Road Project in six months

The Minister of Works, David Umahi said the Federal Government has put plans in place to complete the construction of the Benin- Lokoja road project within six months.

Umahi made disclosure in Abuja during a meeting with the contractors handling the road projects.

Galaxy Tv reports that the Senator representing Edo North, Adams Oshiomole and the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Edo, Sen. Monday Okpebholo were at the meeting

Umahi said that federal government had device means to hasten the completion of the road project which was awarded since 2012 but could not be completed.

He disclosed that the federal government had agreed to BUA’s commitment to construct 30 kilometres of the road under the tax credit scheme after which a tax certificate would be awarded to the company.

The minister added that three other contractors would be mobilised for the construction of the remaining 30 kilometres

Umahi said that the ministry would mobilise the contractors after signing an addendum to collect 30 per cent fund to fast track the project amounting to N9 billion each. He however, said that the contractors would do an affidavit agreeing on the timing for completion of the project

Earlier, Oshiomole, commended the Tinubu led administration for responding swiftly to the needs of the people.

According to Oshiomole ,Edo state residents had been lamenting over the deplorable state of the road for the past two to three administrations.

Engr. David Umai, Minister of Works and Senator Adams Oshiomole, Edo North,Four contractors will handle the four sections off the road. The first section from Lokoja is being handled by CGC, the second section is being handled by Mother Cat, the third section is handled by Dantata and Sawoe while the last section is handled by RCC.

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