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Fashola urges timely completion of Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway

Discussion in 'News and current affairs' started by Adesuyi Temidayo, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Adesuyi Temidayo

    Adesuyi Temidayo New Member

    Minister with three portfolio barrister Babatunde Raji Fashola recently assured of people in the South South and South East geo-political zones of the country that he has event set in motion to speed up the completion of Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway in due time. He assured the people that the delay in completing the work will but to an end and he's set to meet with the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

    The minister of works, power and housing also revealed the significant improvement they have achieved as the power supply to the national grid has increased from the initial 2,696 megawatts in 2015 to 7,000 megawatts in September 2017. The former Lagos state governor made this known during a visit to Imo state government, Rochas Okorocha at Government House, Owerri, applauding the effort the federal government has put in place to achieve this feat. He also said he he'll be in Enugu to attend the monthly meeting of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).

    Okorocha, beseeched the minister to instruct the contractors handling the Owerri-Port Harcourt road and other projects under his care to speed up work.

    “I have made my concerns known to the Minister with regard to the neglect of the state, especially with regard to the Aba-Owerri road and Port-Harcourt-Owerri road. And currently, the Minister has done a lot to ensure the completion of the roads. He has also informed me that he has called the contractors concerned to see me immediately with a view to completing the Aba–Owerri road and the Owerri–Port-Harcourt road.

    “We talked about power and electricity in the state and he indicated the ministry’s interest to ensure that Imo gets stable power supply. We also discussed the Federal Housing project for which he said the issue of land will soon be resolved.’’

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