Nigeria’s Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has noted that the Onitsha section of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway road will be finished on the scheduled date of 2021.
Concise News understands that Fashola said this while he was going on an inspection visit to the site.
He was represented by the Federal Director of Highway Construction and Application, Yemi Oguntumiyi at the inspection of the road project at Umunya axis.
“President Buhari attaches importance to this road. It’s a critical project not only for the South East but the entire country; that is why the President wants it completed on schedule,” he said.
“Considering the much the contractor has been mobilised and the equipment on site, we are optimistic that the work would be completed as planned. I’m satisfied with the progress and quality of work done so far.”
He added: “When the minister visited this project, the contractor assured him that the work would reasonably be done before the rainy season would set in proper. That is why we are here today to see how far he had gone.”