By Chidi Nkwopara
The multimillion naira Imo State Government Lodge, Abuja, would be commissioned next month.
Governor Ikedi Ohakim, who disclosed this in an interview, also said that his administration does not believe in abandoning projects midway, even as he reiterated his belief that his administration can only award contracts it can begin and finish on record time.
â€œPeople must have value for their money. This administration believes in embarking on those projects it can begin and finish rather than awarding legions of contracts and abandoning them as white elephant projectsâ€, Ohakim said.
According to him,Â Imo people deserved such a gigantic edifice in the nationâ€™s capital, adding that the house can be used for mortgage, if the people so desire.
â€œThe money put into this structure is money well spent. The Imo State Government Lodge belongs to all Imo people, including generations yet unborn. Imo deserves such a structure at the Federal Capital Territoryâ€, Ohakim said.
Speaking also, the contractor, Alhaji Abu Sule, expressed optimism that the structure would be ready for commissioning and full occupation in September this year.