Wednesday, 2 May 2012
MIMIKO FUMES OVER SLOW PACE OF AKUNGBA-IKARE ROAD WORK
*Contractor Gets 2-weeks Ultimatum
The Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has read the riot act to the contractor handling the Akungba-Ikare rehabilitation road project even as he threatened to revoke the road contract should the contractor fail to record appreciable work progress within two weeks.
Governor Mimiko read the riot act during an on the spot assessment of road projects in the area yesterday.
Registering his displeasure at the slow pace of work on the road, the visibly angry Governor wondered why the contractor who promised to deliver the job by March is still grappling with it two months after even at a very slow pace.
“I am surprised at the slow pace of work here. I don’t know why this work should still remain at this stage because the contractor promised to complete work on this road by March, and we are now in May. I am not encouraged at all with what i am seeing here” Mimiko complained.
Still enraged at the ugly sight of the road, Governor Mimiko thus handed a 2-week ultimatum to the contractor to complete the road project failure of which the contract would be revoked.
“The contractor has no excuse whatsoever to still be at this level with the road work because he was fully mobilised, that is why i am still at a loss regarding why the work should still be at this disappointing stage.” He further lamented.
Stressing the importance of the road to the people of the area, Governor Mimiko said the road being rehabilitated is very important to the people hence, his government’s determination to ensure that it is done with in good time.
He pointed out that good road has a lot to play in the economic growth of a particular community hence, the government‘s resolve to ensure that roads in the state are motorable for the social and economic convenience of residents.
Insisting that the contractor meet the 2-week deadline given to him to complete the Akungba –Ikare road, the Governor also admonished the contractor not to make himself a clog in the wheel of progress in the state.