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GYB commends work progress at Idah and lokoja, as total reconstruction and rehabilitation of the 9.2 Kms township roads, laying asphaltic works starts from paparanda square



Kogi State Government has today commenced the inspection of work progress at Idah local government area of Kogi State. During the inspection, the Governor was ably represented by the Honourable Commissioner for works and Housing Engr Abubakar Ohere FNSE, ” He
assured the people of kogi East that he is determined to leave a legacy of quality work in the state emphasizing that no project constructed under this administration will fail before its life span because of the quality of contractors engaged and the high level of monitoring team from the Ministry of Works and Housing”.

The Governor who made the remarks today at Idah on the assessment tour of the various ongoing projects in the area of the state said, “It is important that I correct the wrong impression by the people that work is not moving “We are working to meet up with the deadline and at the same time subjecting all the work to quality assurance test to deliver a good job,’’ he said.

He assured the good people of Kogi state of the commitment of the government to complete all the ongoing projects, saying that government is desirous in its developmental strides. The Ministry of Works and Housing had demonstrated a strong passion for the ongoing projects across the state to fulfill Governor Bello’s promise of bridging the infrastructure gap in the state, Engr. Ohere stated.”

In every society, roads are catalyst to economic growth therefore, they provide important social benefits also. They, for instance, provide access to employment, social, health and educational services, thereby serving as an antidote to hunger, poverty, backwardness and under development.

Meanwhile, Anyimgba, Ejule, Idah, final portions are undergoing surface dressing before final Asphalt overlay. Engr. Ohere commended the TEC Engineering while inspecting the projects today at their respective areas. He then pay homage to the Ejeh of Ofu and assured the Royal Highness of the continued efforts of the state government to ensure that all ongoing developmental projects are given the desired attention as far as fund permits.

Responding to the assessment, the company’s Deputy CEO, Engr Ding thanked the State Government for the project and observed that they are life touching projects that will enhance the economy of the state.”

In Lokoja, the Honourable Commissioner Engr. Ohere drove directly to the project site on his way from Idah where reconstruction and rehabilitation of the 9.2 Km township roads, and the laying asphaltic work is taking place. Indeed, the importance of good road networks in modern times can never be over stretched as the urban people of the state certainly are not abandoned and ignored on some of the rural projects in various communities across the state. It was also happy time for the people of lokoja as the people appreciated the Governor for asphalting the 9.2 Km road in the metropolis after being long abandoned by the previous Government.

“We are working to meet up with the deadline like I said, for now we are satisfied with the quality of work going on and we are working to increase the pace of work ,’’ Engr. Ohere concluded.

– Abdulraheem Omeiza Habib

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