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Senate c’ttee blames bad roads on contractors

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowoopejo
Senate Committee on Works has blamed contractors in the country for the poor state of roads in the country. Chairman of the Committee,Senator Julius Ucha, made the remarks yesterday during a courtesy visit to Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, at Ikeja, after a tour of the South-East states in the country.

His words: “On the field,some contractors have been over-stressed because of the limitation of the equipment they have, which is militating against their performance and we have taken note of this. We will brief the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria properly.”

Expressing his displeasure at the poor state of roads, Ucha said during the tour of the South-East, it was discovered that some contractors were not doing their jobs while some performing below expectation.

He said the legislature and the executive had identified over 25 un-motorable roads in the country with South-East having seven of them.

“In the West, Sagamu-Ajebamidele road was identified for effective implementation into the budget. We also have Kabba-Efon Alaye-Ogbomoso as one of the presidential zonal intervention projects,” he said.


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