The Federal Government has applauded the commitment and operational speed exhibited by Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, over the success rate of the Itu-Odukpani-Calabar road.
The construction giant was lauded by the Director of Federal Highways (South-South zone) in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Engr. Godwin Eke, when he led the media on an inspection tour of the ongoing construction works at the project site.
Eke, impressed about the situation of things at the site, stated that the construction company has gone against all odds to ensure a successful project.
“I am very impressed with the contractor’s work. Though there were lots of issues of compensation and relocation on the right of way, Julius Berger’s speed of work and its total commitment to project delivery is clearly reflected in the high-level construction activities that you (the media) and our team can see before us today. We are impressed.”
According to the engineer, the Itu-Odukpani-Calabar road intended to give the communities better access to greater economic activities is a major Federal road that will link towns out of Calabar through Ugep-Ogoja-Kastina, Ala to North East and North Central Geo-political zones and also connecting towns in akwa-Ibom state to South East and other regions.
On what the Federal government seeks to achieve in upgrading and expanding the Itu-Odukpani-Calabar road, Eke said “the dualization of the road is strategically planned by government to resolve the traffic issues of the important road corridor”.
Engr. Eke also used the opportunity to commend the good and healthy collaboration between the Federal government and the Akwa Ibom state government, especially on the resolution of issues of the right of way for the project.
Meanwhile, the Julius Berger Project Coordinator in Uyo, Mrs Ndifreke Ukochio, who led the company’s team to receive Engr. Eke and the media at the site promised that the project will be successfully delivered come November 2020 in accordance with the company’s work tradition of always meeting obligations to clients.
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