The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has expressed
dissatisfaction with the pace of work on the Daudu-
Gbajimba road urging the contractor to accelerate.
He spoke while inspecting the road and several other
projects in Guma local government area today.
Governor Ortom said by his estimation the contractor
Hajaig Construction Nigeria Limited, ought to have
surpassed the mileage covered so that by the time the rains
resumed fully work on the road would have gone very far.
He lamented that the road which was awarded as far back
as the Akume administration had not been completed and
assured that he would endeavor to complete it and all other
projects started by previous administrations.
Inspecting the Mu bridge on the Gbajimba-Tse-Akaahena
road he announced the award of contract for the
construction of two major culverts to facilitate the
backfilling of the bridge.
According to the Governor, the completion of the project
and construction of the road will link the people of the area
with the rest of the state and their neighbors in Nasarawa
State as well as enhance the security of lives and people.
In his remarks, Project Coordinator of Hajaig Construction
Nigeria Limited, Engr. Stephen Akange, stated that with
the performance of Governor Ortom in ensuring prompt
payment on certificates the company would speed up the
work in order to complete according to schedule.
At the site of Tongyi New International Construction
Limited, the Governor expressed satisfaction with the work
disclosing that the contractors had assured that they would
complete the road in 18 months instead of 24.
He maintained that he expected contractors to perform
according to specifications, standards and within the
Other projects inspected included the International Fund
for Agricultural Development, IFAD-sponsored road to
enhance dry season farming, his private farm, the site for a
beach road as well as a dam