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The Anambra State government has approved a contract for erosion mitigation in Nnobi, which is part of the Idemili South Local Government Area.
Another significant contract has been granted for the reconstruction of the well-known Bank Road leading to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Nnewi.
The disclosure was made in a press statement by Sir Paul Nwosu, the Commissioner for Information in Anambra State.
Sir Nwosu said, ‘The drive of Gov Charles Soludo toward tackling the erosion menace in Anambra State has been made good by the Anambra State Executive Council (ANSEC) approving the release of the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Million Naira (N256,000,000.00) for erosion control works at the Nnobi Section of Nnobi-Nkpor Road in favour of IDC Infrastructure Development Construction Company.’
‘The job is expected to be completed in four (4) months from the date of the payment of the mobilization fee.’
‘Equally approved is the release of the sum of Two Billion, One Hundred Million Naira (N2,100,000,000.00) for the Reconstruction of Bank Road – St. Marys Cathedral Church Road, Uruagu, Nnewi.’
‘The contract was awarded to Roadwell Contracting Limited with a completion period of nine (9) months from the date of the payment of the mobilization fee.’
Chief Ikenna Nebedum, a respected Anambra-based entrepreneur, expressed his appreciation for Giv Soludo’s prompt response to the erosion control efforts in Nnobi and the reconstruction of the famous Bank Road in Nnewi.
He pointed out that these two projects carry immense strategic importance for Ndi-Anambra.
‘The news of the award of the two contracts is a cheering one, infact, it is a respite as I have always been thinking of the dangerous implications of not getting the Nnobi erosion controlled on time, the same thing is applicable to Bank Road in Nnewi which pass through the major markets in the town. I thank Gov Soludo for these projects and I appeal to the contractors to do good job.’ He stressed.
The green light given to this contract brings a glimmer of hope for mitigating erosion troubles and ensuring the smooth movement of goods and people, creating a conducive environment for business growth.