Obiano Flags Off Aguleri-Otuocha-Umueri Airport Road

AguleriThe fishing and agrarian community of Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, came alive with the flag off of the 8.5 kilometer Aguleri-Otuocha-Umueri Airport dual carriageway.

Anambra State Governor, who also inspected the Aguleri –Uno oil rig road project, a 40 kilometer road and several bridges, expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work, reassuring the people of the State that the projects would boost economic activities in the State by the time the airport and the road projects are completed.

The governor, who was briefed by the contractor on the progress of the project, also expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work on the project, which, according to him, on completion would open up seven food producing communities in Anambra North.

While addressing the people after the inspection, the governor said the projects are in the interest of the people, especially the Airport project which when completed would have a depot for aviation fuel for international flights.

He announced a new partnership with a South African company that will boost electricity supply in the Omabala region and beyond.

The State Commissioner for Works, Calistus Ilozumba, said the state had secured approval from the Federal Government for the airport and had also acquired enough land for the project and therefore the road to the airport is very important.

The governor’s entourage moved to Nando From Aguleri, another food producing community in Anambra East local government area for the flag off of a 4.5  kilometer road, awarded at N1 billion.

The governor flagged off the project and assured the people that the contractors have been fully mobilized and the road is expected to be completed in one year.

The Anambra State government said the road construction will cost the sum of N5 billion.


Obiano Charges Contractors To Be Committed To Projects

Willie ObianoAnambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has told contractors that he will not sack any of them but is insisting on quality construction without which they will lose their contracts.

He said this in a meeting with all the contractors and consultants handling road and building projects in the state at the Conference Hall of the Government House, Awka.

They were summoned by the Governor to give account of how far they had gone executing the projects with a statement of when they would likely complete them.

The contractors took turns to make their presentations before the Governor, his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, the Secretary to the State Government, Oseloka Obaze, and the Commissioner for Works, Calistus Ilozumba.

Reacting to the submission of the contractors and consultants, the Governor expressed satisfaction over their presentations but reminded them that his administration would not tolerate incompetence of any sort.

He made it clear that he did not call the meeting to sack any of them but would do so if he detected non-commitment to delivering quality project to the state.

Mr. Obiano also announced to them the imminent set up of a supervisory team that would ensure their projects are as specified in the contract terms before any further payments would be made to them.

The State Commissioner for Works also urged the contractors to put up the best of performance to guarantee further business dealings, while maintaining that shoddy jobs would not be entertained.

The Governor, closing the meeting, informed the contractors that they would all still meet again to agree on a date of exact delivery on the projects each one of them was handling, as the state would not be kept in suspense for a project they have fully mobilized contractors for.