Contractors handling road projects in Imo State have been handed 72-hours ultimatum to return to the site by the Governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma.
Governor Uzodinma in a statement released through his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, ordered the contractors to return to work.
The Imo State governor accused the contractors of abandoning the projects during the dry season when they were expected to be busy with the roads.
Uzodinma in the statement said: “We are giving Contractors handling road projects in Imo State 72 hours to return to the site or have their contracts terminated.”
“Governor Uzodinma frowned at a situation where contractors who had collected mobilization fees from Government abandoned projects.”
“The action of abandoning projects is unjustifiable and unacceptable to the State Government. Dry seasons usually mark the peak of road construction works.”
“The affected contractors have absconded from the site in the peak of the dry season even after collecting mobilization fees from Government.”
“It will be recalled that Governor Uzodinma has at every opportunity emphasized that his ‘3R’ mantra of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery must be fully implemented for the overall benefit of Imo people.”