By Ayo Kehinde
Contractors involved in the construction of all federal roads across the country have been paid in full, according to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fasola.
Fashola in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by his Communications Adviser, Hakeem Bello, said no contractor currently handling federal road projects is owed a kobo.
“No contractor has any excuse to delay our work. For any contractor that does not perform, we have our remedies. It promises to be a profitable dry season that heralds a motorable rainy season.
“This is what Mr. President committed to in his January speech that you will see this government busy with infrastructure that will lay the critical foundation for economic revival and growth; and it is infrastructure that does it.”
“So as this road moves, we expect to see shorter journey times, more efficient fuel use and that is money being saved in commuters’ pockets and we expect to see more competitive prices of goods and services. That is our economic journey; and we will deliver,” he stated.
Fashiola made the statement during an inspection tour of the phase I of the Section IV of the Benin-Lokoja dualisation project, Ehor-Benin City in Edo State on Tuesday.
He was received and conducted round the road project by the Federal Controller of Works in Edo State, Oke Owhe, and officials of the Reynolds Construction Company, the company contracting the road.