Umahi orders RCC to reconstruct failed section of Lokoja -Abuja Road


*Photo: Engr Umahi (2nd right)

Minister of Works, Engr David Nweze Umahi has ordered the contractor in charge of a project on the  Lokoja – Abuja road to reconstruct the failed section of the road that was earlier constructed by the company.

Umahi gave the directive during his inspection of Gada- Biyu Bridge bound 1 & 2 on the  Lokoja – Abuja road.

He directed RCC Contractor in charge of the construction work to reconstruct the failed section of the road, saying ” 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 said “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 from the present situation of how we construct our roads , our roads should be constructed on concrete. “

Umahi has 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 majority of the job done have all failed because they were not built with concrete.

He told some of the road contractors where he inspected  that no one would increase 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 the  : 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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