Minister of Works, Mr. David Umahi, has reaffirmed his commitment to make a positive change in road infrastructure development, saying there was no concrete evidence of road projects, especially in the southeastern part of the country.
Mr. Umahi said this during a meeting with 46 contractors handling road projects in the South East and other contractors from the North East over the weekend at the ministry’s headquarters at Mabushi, in Abuja.
He explained that under his watch, road construction, starting from design and actual construction, must meet the required processes to be done right, adding that Nigerians are yearning for motorable roads in the country.
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According to him, “We will get it right; the time to do a good job is here. If you were doing a bad job before, this period is not for you. We must work 24 hours to do a good and acceptable construction that will last.”
The Minister advocated the use of concrete technology in road pavement, because it is durable, affordable and can last without much maintenance, urging contractors to decide on the use of Asphalt or concrete.
He, therefore, maintained that the Federal Government would continue to use them, stressing that they will sign an undertaking that if the roads fail, the contractor will bear the burden.