Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has lauded
President Muhammadu Buhari for showing genuine concern on how to deal with the Eluama-Uruala erosion
menace threatening the livelihood of communities in that part of the State.
The governor did when he paid an official visit at the multi-billion Naira erosion site located at Ideato North Local Government of Imo State
under construction by Arab Contractors under the aegis of Nigeria Erosion and Water Shade Management Project (NEWMAP) in Imo State.
Addressing newsmen after visiting the erosion site and other road projects in the area, the Governor expressed gratitude to President Buhari,
the Federal Ministry of Finance and the World Bank for bringing the massive intervention programme which will
address one of the most devastating erosion problems in Imo State.
The Governor emphasized that his visit was important because it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that the project is carried out
according to specifications and design so that when completed, Imo people and Nigerians in general will get value for their investment.
He acknowledged the presence and work so far done by the contractors but emphasized the need for the supervisory mechanism to be strengthened so that
the contractor will be able to move the work faster and meet the expectations of the project as envisioned.
On the side of government, the Governor said the contractors will be encouraged to deliver the project on agreed time by showing more
commitment even as he directed the supervisory Consultant to put the necessary mechanisms in place that will facilitate the jobs.
“This will ensure prudence and proficiency that go together,” the Governor said.
Earlier, the Engineer representing Arab Contractors, Engineer Elias who took the governor and his entourage round the project sites assured that they will deliver the project within the 24 months schedule.
CPS/Media Adviser to the Governor, Imo State
November 5, 2020