Works Commissioner Charges Project Contractors on Sustained Quality Of Work

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Works Commissioner Charges Project Contractors on Sustained Quality Of Work

Imaobong Alexander

In furtherance of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s desire to deliver quality infrastructure across the state, the Commissioner for Works and Fire Service, Professor Eno Ibanga, has charged contractors to sustain the standard and quality of roads assigned to them.

Professor Ibanga gave the charge on Thursday, June 3, 2021, during the inspection of the project which cuts across 18.97km Abak 10-Ibiakpan-Abiakpo Otoro-Manta Road with Spur in Abak Local Government Area,contracted to J. P. Sigma Nig., Ltd; 12.75km Ikot Ekaide -Ikot Okoro-Ikot Ibritam in Oruk Anam Local Government Area, contracted to Nsik Engineering Services Ltd as well as the 1.5km Ikot Ibritam -Ekeffe -Ikot Akpan Afaha road with 2 bridges in Oruk Anam and Ukanafun Local Government Areas.

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Also inspected were the 70m and 30m span Bridges in Oruk Anam, contracted to Total Advance Engineering Services Ltd and the 15.13m Ikot Esu-Oto o-Azumini Road in Ika LGA, by Cossel Construction Company Nig. Ltd.

He applauded some of the contractors for the quality of work done, instructing that efforts be doubled to ensure that the projects are delivered on time.

Prof. Ibanga noted that the reason for the inspection was to examine the status of work done and get back to the Governor.

In his words, “I decided to move out immediately after the Democracy Anniversary, to make sure we inspect roads to see the level of work done in each of those project sites.” He said.

He further said, ” we have gone through five project sites, and where we have seen lapses, we are going to correct, so that we can deliver at the promise of His Excellency.” He noted.

Ibanga also advised the contractors to concentrate on drains and create one or two Right of Way for now if earthwork could not be done due to the current spate of rain fall.

While commending the Executive Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel for the prompt release of funds for jobs, he admonished the contractors to support the completion agenda of the State Government on timely completion adding that with their cooperation, more funds will be released to them.

Professor Ibanga equally expressed satisfaction with the pace and level of work done.

In response, the contractors thanked the Commissioner on the visit and pledged their commitment to deliver on the jobs as at when due with the hope that Government will keep to its promise on funding.

In the Commissioner’s entourage were the permanent secretary, Ministry of Works and Fire Service, Engineer John Itiat, Director of Civil Directorate, Engr. Akaninyene Henry, Director of Electrical, Engr. Ime Udofia, Director of Geotechnical, Mr Edet Edet, Director of Mechanical, Engr Aniefiok Esen and the SA to the Commissioner, Mr Akpabio.