Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has threatened to revoke the road contracts of the Sakpwenwa-Bori Road and the Tam David Boulevard also known as Obiri-Ikwere Road because of slow pace of work.
Wike summoned the two contractors, CCECC for Sakpwenwa-Bori Road and CGC for Tam David West Boulevard (Obiri-Ikwere Road) to explain why they should be allowed to continue with the projects despite their slow pace of work.
The governor spoke on Saturday after inspecting on-going projects in Port Harcourt City, Gokana, Khana, Obio /Akpor, Eleme and Ikwerre Local Government Areas of the state.
Wike, who said that the state government had already paid the contractors, warned that no contractor would be allowed to derail the projects of his administration.
He also summoned the commissioner for works and the state acting director of bureau of procurement to explain the situation at the project sites.
Wike said, “I am not impressed with the situation at Sakpwenwa-Bori Road and the Tam David West Boulevard. Nobody will delay our work. We are not going to fail on our part. Therefore, when we see that contractors that are given jobs are not living up to expectations, we will not hesitate to take drastic actions.”
The governor also stated that the two road projects were strategic to his administration’s plan to economically empower people around the local government areas they cut across.
He, however, commended the contractor handling the Woji-Akpajo Road for working in line with the schedule of the government.