The Benue State Government has assured contractors handling its road projects in the Sankera area of the state that adequate security will be provided to enable them to return to the site to complete the ongoing construction.
Concise News reports that Commissioner for Works, Transport and Energy, Emmanuel Manger, gave the assurance today in Katsina-Ala during an inspection tour of ongoing road projects in the area.
Manger who was accompanied by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Projects Monitoring and Evaluation, Alhaji Isa Usman, says the State Government would address perceived cases of insecurity in the affected areas to ensure the safety of workers and equipment.
He reaffirms the resolve of the Samuel Ortom administration to guarantee the safety of lives and property and provision of good governance for Benue people.
Manger charges the contractors to ensure the completion of work within the stipulated time for the benefiting communities to enjoy government presence, even as he advises such communities to cooperate with the contractors.
The Commissioner expresses satisfaction with the quality of work so far done, stressing that perceived flaws should be corrected.
Some of the contractors, Engineers Joseph Zendesha of Zabet Nig. Ltd and Erukaa Imoter of Ghas Integrated Services Ltd, promises to complete the job according to specifications of the contracts.
The roads inspected today included 37 km Wannune-Ikpah-Igbor road, 4 km Lubona Junction-Bristow Roundabout-Union Bank-Tor Tiv Palace road in Gboko as well as Atim Ateze street and Takum Junction -College of Education Roundabout roads in Katsina-Ala.
Also, the team inspected box culverts on Ahmadu Bello way and new road all in Gboko and promised prompt government intervention.