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Gov Soludo terminates road contract over contractor’s poor performance

Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has terminated a road contract awarded to a contracting firm, NBHH Engineering Company.

Governor Soludo lambasted the company over negligence and delay in delivering nine roads totaling 14.053km in Okpoko.

The Governor announced the immediate termination of the road project contract when he visited the site unannounced on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Soludo, who addressed the supervisor of the project said: “This road was supposed to be ended by June last year. Eight months afterwards, you are yet to complete it.

“You don’t have the capacity to do the job. The job was supposed to last for nine months and you were adequately mobilized.

“This is February 20 and you are supposed to have delivered the job. It shows that you are totally incompetent to do the job. After we paid you 59 percentage mobilisation. There is nowhere in the country that 50 percent is paid. Here and here, this contract is terminated and you can remove your things here and tomorrow we will look for who will complete this project.”

The nine road projects in Okpoko include: Obodoukwu – Owerri Road (L= 2.884km W=12m), Ogbuagu-Ik Onuora-Anumudu-Mgbuka Amazu -Owerri Road (L= 2.992km W=7.3m), Edeh Road-School Road-Awalite- Ojoto -Owerri Road (L= 1.48km W= 9m)

School Road-Umuobom Street- Ojoto Street Junction (L= 0.576km W= 6m)

-Umuobom ST (Ojoto St Junction)- Adazi Ani ST – Owerri Road (L=1. 345km W=6m).

-Umenweke ST (Obodoukwu Junction) – Umeojiakor ST (School Rd Junction) (L=0.593km W=6km)

-Awalite (Ojoto Junction) – Anumudu (Mgbuka Amazu Junction) (L= 0.991km W= 6m)

-Uzii Street – Mission Street (Awalite Junction) (L= 0.538km W= 6m)

-Anumudu Street (Ik Onuora Junction) – Gmo Road (L= 0.350km W= 9m)} 14.053km.

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