FG approves rehabilitation of FCT roads
THE Federal Government has approved the contract for rehabilitation of road shoulders on the Gwagwalada- Dobi road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the contract for the rehabilitation of the road was awarded by the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
The federal road maintenance engineer in charge of FCT, Ambrose Omameh, at the inspection tour of the project, said he was satisfied with the work done so far by the contractor, Cavudos Nig LTD..
While stressing that road construction was capital-intensive, Omameh appealed to the Federal Government to provide adequate funds for road maintenance in the country.
He noted that he was at the site to assess the level of work done, while residents of the communities around the Gwagwalada-Dobi, expressed their joy on the effort of the government to ease their plight.
The road had been in a deplorable condition and an impendiment to residents of the community.
Omameh, however, disclosed that based on the terms of the contract and the work done so far, the rehabilitation work would be completed in less than two months.
According to him, FERMA had few years ago, carried out maintenance on pavement on the Gwagwalada-Dobi axis, explaining that the agency had to come back to fix the the bad portions of the shoulders.
He urged the contractor to ask for the assistance of the police to control traffic while also calling on the motoring public to cooperate to ensure timely completion of the project.
Omameh expressed his commitment to strictly supervise the project in ensuring that there was no deviation from the specifications, saying this was in line with commitment of the agency to ensure quality delivery of projects under its purview.
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