Imo to spend N40bn on road reconstruction, rehabilitation

Imo State Government says it has awarded over N40 billion contracts for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of dilapidated roads in the state.

The state Gov. Emeka Ihedioha made the disclosure at a media parley in Owerri on Monday.

He said that 25 road contracts had been procured, with the first 19 already finished, while 15 per cent of the mobilisation fee had been paid to the contractors in a procurement he said went through the state Ministry of Works and the Bureau for Public Procurement.

Ihedioha said that he had instructed that signboards for the projects, with names of the contractors and other information, be mounted for public consumption.

He said that a Commission of Inquiry on Contract Review and Forceful Acquisition of Land by the immediate past administration in the state was instituted in response to petitions by aggrieved individuals.

“I picked professionals without a single politician as members of the commission, and I asked them to do the needful without fear or favour.

“I did not set up the committee to witch-hunt anybody,” he said.

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