Minister of Works, David Umahi, has said that despite the skyrocketed cost of materials in the construction industry caused by the dynamics of commodity price inflation and supply chain disruptions, the President Bola Tinubu-led administration has remained unmatched in prudence, cost-effectiveness, speedy and quality delivery of road projects.

He said this during his inspection visit to the ongoing rehabilitation of Enugu–Port Harcourt dual carriageway section 4 (Aba–Port Harcourt) handled by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd (CCECC).

The minister also visited the construction sites of a 23-span flyover bridge project at Eke-Obinagu Junction (NNPC Depot), along Enugu Abakaliki Road, Enugu State handled by Reinforced Global Resources Ltd, the rehabilitation work at the collapsed bridge site at the New Artisan Bridge near NNPC mega fillings station Enugu Capital City, Enugu State handled by CCECC, among other projects.

Umahi said the administration of President Tinubu is committed to a diversified and sustainable economic future for Nigeria.

“And this he is doing in the works sector through aggressive infrastructure development that would provide access to trade, tourism, industrialization, and safety, especially along the local economic corridors,” he said.

Reacting to a statement credited to the former Vice President of Nigeria, i Atiku Abubakar on the 700 km coastal road projects, the minister described the analysis he made on the coastal road project as a gross misrepresentation of facts.

April 11, 2024

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