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The Enugu State House of Assembly has promised to blacklist any contractor that was not working in line with the government’s project specification.
The House Committee Chairman on Works, Housing and Urban Development, Mr Chima Obieze, said this in Enugu on Monday after inspecting the state government’s projects at Oji-River and Nkanu West Local Government Areas respectively.
Obieze said the committee embarked on the statewide project inspection tour to ensure that the Enugu State Government was not short-changed by dubious contractors.
He commended the quality of projects at both council areas, adding that other state government contractors should emulate from them.
The committee’s chairman praised the cordial working relationship existing between the council chairman Mr Frank Udemezu and the lawmaker representing Oji River Constituency, Mr Jeff Mba, which according to him, had attracted developmental projects to the council.
In his remarks, the Executive Chairman of Oji River Local Government Area, Udemezu, pledged to ensure that contractors handling state government projects in the area worked in line with specifications.
The council’s boss noted that ensuring that contractors worked with approved specifications was a way of appreciating the efforts of the government in developing the area.
He added that Oji River people had benefited much from the Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led administration, especially in terms of political appointment.
‘The attention of the governor was drawn to a bad road at Agbalaenyi community and he told our brother, Anbez Construction, to go into the site and do the job immediately.’
‘And within two months, the road project was completed by this administration.’
‘His Excellency has done much for the people of Oji River and we are solidly behind him because in terms of human development and appointment, he gave us more than fair share,’ Udemezu added.
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