Reps member decries condition of road project in Calabar community

[From ANIEKAN ANIEKAN, Calabar]

Member of the House of Representatives representing Calabar Municipality/Odukpani Federal Constituency, Eta Mbora, has decried the shoddy road project being executed in his Constituency.

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Representative Mbora said he had earlier drawn the attention of officials of Federal Ministry of Works in Calabar on the need for strict supervision of the Old Adiabo Road.

He accused the works officials of colluding effectively with the contractor, Messer Cholaina Nigeria Limited based in Lekki, Lagos, in messing up the construction of the road  in flagrant disregard to standard procedures and the contractual agreement.

Old Adiabo Road

“After inspecting the Old Adiabo road, I feel very sad on its terrible state and have personally  reported the matter  to the office of the minister of works in Abuja  and other relevant MDAs urging them  to compel the contractor to return to site and quickly  redress the anomaly before issuing certificate of completion to process any payment.

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“I would not allow any contractor to frustrate any of my constituency projects through poorly executed jobs, thereby exposing the envisaged beneficiaries to imminent danger  and by so doing, negating the good intention of government.

“Before now, some concerned stakeholders  of the community have raised the alarm over the fraudulent activity of the company. I can assure them that efforts are on to redress the abnormally”, he said.

David Edem, Esq, a constituent  appealed to relevant authority to prosecute  the contractor and the Federal Controller of Works in Calabar for allegedly conniving to sabotage the  genuine intentions of the government  in the area of addressing the basic need of the citizenry.

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Edem alleged that the contractor assigned for the job lacks the needed manpower, engineering flair and basic vital equipment for road construction.

He expressed shock that even after notifying the federal controller of works on the alleged incompetency of the contractor, the federal controller intentionally turned a blind eye to haphazard job.

Efforts to get the federal controller of work Engr Bassey Nsentip to comment on the issue prove abortive as he was said to be indisposed.

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