The Delta State Government has ordered the contracting firm handling the construction of the 3.05 kilometers Ikpide-Irri Township Road in Isoko South Local Government Area, PortPlus plus Nigeria limited, to immediately remove a failed culvert on the road and subject the others to a thorough test.
Delta State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye, who gave this directive while inspecting the road project, called on all contractors handling road projects in the State to adhere strictly to specifications and avoid cutting corners in the execution of their jobs.
Chief Augoye explained that the inspection of the project was to assess and evaluate the quality of job done so far on the road following petitions and allegations of shoddy job done by the contracting firm.
The Works commissioner who reiterated government’s committment to providing sustainable road infrastructure, assured that all anomalies detected in the execution of the project would be corrected immediately.
While commending the Ikpide – Irri community for exhibiting maturity and restraint in directing their observations and complaints to the appropriate authority, the commissioner charged other communities to take charge of projects sited in their communities and report any anomalies noticed to the Ministry for necessary actions.
He also advised contracting firms handling road projects to always engage youths of their host communities on their project sites as a way of building and sustaining cordial relationships.
Earlier, the Isoko Monitoring Group’s spokesperson, Comr. Sebastian Agbefe, thanked the commissioner for his quick response in coming to personally inspect the project.
Also speaking , the President-General of Ikpide Irri, Mr Micheal Onojefe, thanked the state Government for the road construction and commended the state government for bringing such project to the community saying that it will further open it up to more development.