The Akwa Ibom House of Assembly committee on Works and Transport has decried the slow pace of work on road construction projects in the state.
Its Chairman, Mr David Lawrence, told newsmen in Uyo during an oversight function of ongoing road projects on Thursday that the committee was not satisfied with the pace of work.
He said the essence of the exercise was to enable the committee undertake a first hand assessment of the pace and quality of work at the projects sites.
Lawrence, representing Eket Constituency said that the state government would not tolerate any form of delay or abandonment by contractors handling road projects.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that during the exercise, the committee inspected the Anua-Mbak Ishiet project which was awarded to Verini Construction Company.
It also inspected the Ewet Housing Estate Underground Drainage project being handled by Bulletin Construction Company.
The chairman expressed worries that the projects were still uncompleted several years after they were awarded.
“As a committee, we are not satisfied with the pace of work, we shall investigate to determine the cause of the delay and the amount so far released for implementation.
“The Udom Emmanuel-led administration has an agenda to ensure the completion of all projects awarded by it, we shall ensure that this policy is realised,” he said.
In his reaction, Mr Faysal Harb, General Manager, Bulletin Construction said that the flood control project had two major underground drains within Ewet Housing Estate Extension, and would upon completion discharge water to Nwaniba fountain.
On his part, Mr Alfred Alfred, Director, Verini Construction Company, said that a total of 15km had been achieved.
He said that work on the project was delayed following the company’s inability to have proper right of way.
Edited By: Azubuike Okeh/Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)
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