The Benue State Government has promised all 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.
Naija News learnt commissioner for Works, Transport and Energy, Hon. Emmanuel Manger, gave the assurance today in Katsina-Ala during an inspection tour of ongoing road projects in the area.
Mr. Manger who was accompanied by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Projects Monitoring and Evaluation, Alhaji Isa Usman, said the State Government would address perceived cases of insecurity in the affected areas to ensure the safety of workers and equipment.
He reaffirmed the resolve of the Samuel Ortom administration to guarantee the safety of lives and property and provision of good governance for Benue people.
Mr. Manger charged the contractors to ensure the completion of work within the stipulated time for the benefiting communities to enjoy government presence, even as he advised such communities to cooperate with the contractors.
The Commissioner expressed satisfaction with the quality of work so far done, stressing that perceived flaws should be corrected.
Some of the contractors, Enginners Joseph Zendesha of Zabet Nig. Ltd and Erukaa Imoter of Ghas Integrated Services Ltd, promised 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.
The team also inspected box culverts on Ahmadu Bello way and new road all in Gboko and promised prompt government intervention.