FG Orders RCC To Reconstruct Failed Section Of Lokoja -Abuja Road

The Minister of Works, Sen. Engr. David Nweze Umahi, during his inspection of Gada- Biyu Bridge bound 1 & 2 on the Lokoja – Abuja road directed RCC Contractor in charge of the construction work to reconstruct the failed section of the road that was earlier constructed by the company.

Director, Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, Mrs Blessing Lere- Adams disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday, September 18, 2023.

According to the statement, Umahi gave the order over the weekend while inspecting Phase II of Lokoja –Okene road in Kogi State

He said, “we have so many failed portions of the road, they have to go round and give me the list of failed portions of the road before returning to work to reconstruct them and stone base must be used, not dust base”.

The Minister continued, “we must get a reputable consultant to supervise the road construction so that when the road fails, we can hold them accountable, something must be done to change the present situation of how we construct our roads, our roads should be constructed on concrete”.

Umahi also directed that the Ministry should review the road works of CGC Construction Company and revert to his office within seven days, adding that every road being constructed must have a consultant because the majority of the job done had failed because they were not built with concrete.

He told some of the road contractors whom he inspected that no one would increase the contract price under him and a single lane must be followed to the end where the job is less than 50% on any ongoing dual carriageway under construction.

Some of the roads inspected on Sunday included: Dualisation of Abuja -Lokoja Road Section II, Sheda – Abaji; Gada Biyu bridge bound 1 & 2 Lokoja; Rehabilitation and Construction of Abuja -Lokoja Road; Lokoja – Benin Road; Okene –Auchi – Benin road (Kogi /Edo States ); Obajana Junction –Benin Road Section II; dualisation of Auchi –Ehor Section II Benin Way and Agbor –Ewu road project in Uromi, Edo State.

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