Minister of works, Engr. David Umahi, has issued a marching order to all the contractors handling the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi-Okpella- Okene- Lokoja road to commence rehabilitation work or face termination of their contracts.

Umahi handed over the warning during his inspection visit to the various project sites in Edo State at the weekend.

This was contained in a statement issued by the special Adviser to the Minister of works, on media and publicity, Hon. Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji.

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The Minister, who disclosed that the Federal Government under the Renewed Hope administration of President Bola Tinubu had released funds to the contractors handling the federal projects, warned that contractors who fail to fully mobilize and commence work on the projects would have their contracts terminated and such companies blacklisted.

Speaking after a meeting with the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, the Minister described as unacceptable the delay by the contractors despite the FG’s prompt release of funds to them for the projects.

On the recent protest along the Jattu axis of the Benin-Auchi highway by the residents of the area which disrupted vehicular movements, the Minister said that his meeting with the Governor was to brainstorm on the drastic measures to tackle the issues affecting the progress of work in the area.



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