Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, on Tuesday, issued a 72-hour ultimatum to contractors to resume ongoing road projects in the state or be fired.
This was made known by Oguwike Nwachuku, the Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to Governor Uzodinma.
The statement noted that the contractors had abandoned the road projects after being mobilized by the state government.
“This action is unjustifiable and totally unacceptable to the State Government. Dry seasons usually mark the peak of road construction works. Regrettably, the affected contractors have absconded from site in the peak of the dry season even after collecting mobilization fees from Government,” Nwachuku quoted the governor to have said.
Nwachuku restated the Imo governor’s commitment to deliver on his ‘3R’ mantra of “Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery” to better the lives of Imo people.
Uzodinma was on January 16, 2020, sworn in as the sixth governor of Imo State following his affirmation by the Supreme Court as the validly elected governor of the state.
The Supreme Court had on January 14 invalidated the victory of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to Uzodinma who contested the 2019 Imo governorship election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).