FG Allocates N280bn For Completion Of Bodo-Bonny Road Project

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Bodo-Bonny Road Project
FG Allocates N280bn For Completion Of Bodo-Bonny Road Project

FG Allocates N280bn For Completion Of Bodo-Bonny Road Project—-The Federal Government has sanctioned N280 billion for the completion of the Bodo-Bonny Road project in Rivers State.

Minister Umahi stressed the urgency of meeting the project’s December 2024 deadline, urging the contractor, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, to work diligently to ensure timely completion.

He expressed concerns about the project’s management, emphasizing that the expenditure must align with the progress made.

A statement from the minister’s Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Uchenna Orji, conveyed Umahi’s firm stance that no additional funds would be approved for the project beyond the allocated amount. “And in case the devil comes to play, whatever happens, we are not increasing this project cost. It has been 11 years, and we don’t want it to exceed this year. And so it is in your interest that you cooperate,” Umahi asserted.

The Minister praised President Bola Tinubu’s dedication to the project and commended the Bodo-Bonny Peace Committee and NLNG for their cooperative efforts and funding support.

In addition to his comments on the Bodo-Bonny Road project, Minister Umahi criticized the handling of the 15km East-West Road project from Port Harcourt Eleme Junction to Onne Port Junction by RCC. He noted that despite over N40 billion being spent, not even one kilometer had been completed. Umahi made it clear that the project costs would not be subject to further increases.

The Minister voiced his concern over the suffering of road users due to delays and announced plans to source funds to maintain the road until RCC resumes work. “So we have to see where we can search for funds and get any contractor around here to maintain the road. We need to maintain the road. We need to pity the people. It’s not acceptable what our people are passing through for an excuse from RCC that they are importing machines for the job,” he added.

This commitment underscores the Federal Government’s resolve to expedite infrastructure development and alleviate the difficulties faced by road users in the region.

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