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UDOM TERMINATES CONSTRUCTION OF ORON-UYO ROAD

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Governor Udom Emmanuel has revoked the contract for the construction of Oron-Uyo Road traversing Nsit Atai and Okobo Local Government Areas to East West Road earlier awarded to Renaissance Construction Company following the inability of the construction firm to commence work ten months after the contract had been awarded.
The State Governor announced this at the Apostolic Church Oron field Oron Local Government Area where he attended a Church service.
He said that no contractor should hold the state to ransom by being unable to fulfill the deed entered into with the State Government on projects earmarked for execution.
Governor Emmanuel lauded other firms who had been able to live up to expectation irrespective of challenges and reiterated his administration’s commitment to the development of the state.
He called on the people to shun ethnicity and other biases and make the state named after God a model in development.
The State Governor, who attended the Church Service alongside the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Sir Ettekamba Umoren; members representing Eket and Ikot Abasi in the House of Representatives, Deaconess Owoidighe Ekpoattai and Mr. Francis Udoyok; the immediate past Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi, and other stakeholders in the state, called on the church to pray for God’s mercy for Nigeria and pledged a donation of a 6-KVA Generator to boost the church convention programme slated for November this year.
Preaching on the theme “Show Result,” the field Superintendent Pastor Effiong Uyeh said that result clears doubt and cancels negative insinuations.
He congratulated Governor Udom Emmanuel for the various development projects executed across the state and particularly mentioned the rehabilitated roads in Oron metropolis which he said were death traps to commuters before the advent of this administration.
Fielding questions from Government House Correspondents shortly after the Church service, the Commissioner for Works Akparawa Ephraim Inyang, clarified the reasons for the revocation of the Oron-Uyo Road contract, saying that the contracting firm has reneged on the Deed for the construction of the 29Km road spanning Nsit Atai , Okobo to East-West Road with three Bridges on two phases which ground breaking was performed in October last year.
He said the work was expected to be completed within thirty six months and that the firm has failed in its obligations as there is no evidence of work on the road and that the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Uwemedimo Nwoko has been directed to review the contractual agreement between the State Government and the Construction Company.

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