Make Benin-Auch-Okene road motorable, FG tells contractors

Make Benin-Auch-Okene road motorable, FG tells contractors

The federal government has given matching  ordered  contractors handling Benin- Auchi-Okene road to make m sure that the road is motorable all year round pending the completion of the road.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, gave the order yesterday during the inspection of the dualisation Benin-Auchi-Okene as well as Igueben  Uromi-.Agbor  roads.
He told the contractors to fix all bad spots on the existing highway before and during the rainy season while the dualisation  is ongoing.
While describing  the pains suffered by road users during last year’s raining season, he noted that the good work of the federal government will be eroded if the roads are not motorable before the rain set in.
” I know  that some works  need to be done here, this road gives Edo people discomfort during raining season last year. So, I have directed that while you are doing the construction that is on going , you must prepared for the raining season,”.
“Even if it is one section of the dual carriageway, it must be motorable during the raining season this year. The people must enjoy the comfort of the raining season. You must adhere to this instruction by ensuring that what happened during the last year  does not occur again,'”
According to him, all the good work done in the construction of a road means nothing when people are stucked in a particular place for hours due to bad road during raining season.
“We are trying to see what we can do better. Construction will take some time because of funding and logistics challenges. The dual carriage will not be built at the snap of a finger. We want to see what we can do differently to make experience of driving during the rainy season much better. We want to tell the contractors to ensure the roads are good all year round.
Fashola noted that investment on road infrastructure is moving money to the rural areas because the roads passed through many villages.
” The limestone and labour are gotten from quarries in the communities. Employment generated from operating for quarries are from the rural areas.The President’s committment to infrastructure is actually moving money to the rural areas of Nigeria because that is where all the roads are going on. It is better to understand that the President commitment is helping to distribute wealth,” said
Earlier, the federal Controller, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Edo state, Oke Owhe, said about 53.1 percent  has been completed on the road.
He said extensive repairs was done on the existing road to make it motorable for road users during yuletide period.
Recalled that the Benin-Auchi-Okene was awarded to four contractor in 2012 by former president Goodluck Jonathan.

Make Benin-Auch-Okene road motorable, FG tells contractors 

The federal government has given matching  order to  contractors handling Benin- Auchi-Okene road to make m sure that the road is motorable all year round pending the completion of the road.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, gave the order yesterday during the inspection of the dualisation Benin-Auchi-Okene as well as Igueben  Uromi-.Agbor  roads.
He told the contractors to fix all bad spots on the existing highway before and during the rainy season while the dualisation  is ongoing.
While describing  the pains suffered by road users during last year’s raining season, he noted that the good work of the federal government will be eroded if the roads are not motorable before the rain set in.
” I know  that some works  need to be done here, this road gives Edo people discomfort during raining season last year. So, I have directed that while you are doing the construction that is on going , you must prepared for the raining season,”.
“Even if it is one section of the dual carriageway, it must be motorable during the raining season this year. The people must enjoy the comfort of the raining season. You must adhere to this instruction by ensuring that what happened during the last year  does not occur again,'”
According to him, all the good work done in the construction of a road means nothing when people are stucked in a particular place for hours due to bad road during raining season.
“We are trying to see what we can do better. Construction will take some time because of funding and logistics challenges. The dual carriage will not be built at the snap of a finger. We want to see what we can do differently to make experience of driving during the rainy season much better. We want to tell the contractors to ensure the roads are good all year round.
Fashola noted that investment on road infrastructure is moving money to the rural areas because the roads passed through many villages.

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