The minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, made it known that the contractors handling the Benin to Abuja Carriage way had no reason to delay their contracts since they have all been paid by the Federal Government. He therefore promised to deal with decisively with those contractors that fail to execute their section of the project.
Fashola gave the warning during his inspection of the ongoing federal projects in Benin City, Edo State.
He said, “We have paid all the contractors, so no contractor has any excuse to delay his work. Contractors who do not perform, we have our remedies and we will pursue our remedies.
“What is important to understand is that they have worked on the first 47 kilometers from there, we have another contractor still, until the road ends because our roads are long.
“We will therefore try as much as possible to break the work between different contractors. I think we have Dantata Sawo on the other section and Mother Cat at another section. All of them have received money, so they have to be on their sites.”
“As this road moves, we expect shorter journey time, we expect to see fuel efficiently used, and that is money being saved in commuter’s pockets so we expect to see more competitive food prices and services. That is our economic journey, we will deliver. He stressed.
He urged the contractors to increase pace of work and also ensure that come rain or sunshine, the road is motorable.