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FERMA boss Worries over Pace of Road Repair by Contractors

By on November 26, 2012


The Federal Road Maintenance Agency’s boss, Mr. Jide Adeniji, has expressed his worry over the slow pace of work on the Enugu-Port-Harcourt highway.

He queried the state of the road, saying the dilapidation suggests that the contractors handling its repair had done little or nothing to put the road in shape.

Adeniji decried that just one month to Christmas, “the contractors are yet to complete at least half of the renovation work on the road.”

The FERMA boss expressed his worry yesterday at the site in Enugu on Saturday after monitoring the extent of work done so far. He said, to enhance speedy and easy completion, the agency had divided the road into four segments.

The four segments, Adeniji said were Enugu to Okigwe, Okigwe to Umuahia, Umuahia to Aba, and Aba to Port-Harcourt.

He said, “We have about four contractors at the right side if you are coming from Enugu, and the first three segments belong to FERMA (three contractors).

“There is no problem about funds. We have enough money to do whatever we are doing to ensure that the maintenance process is completed before people begin to travel for Christmas.

“We are going to give users of that road the best and we are very sure they would have no reason to complain when we are through with the work.”

Adeniji added that FERMA’s overhaul work was not just restricted to Enugu-Port-Harcourt highway, but on “hundreds of roads across the country.”