Ortom promises completion of more roads within six months
Nigerian Concord Newspaper
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has assured that some road projects like the 2.2 kilometres NKST Yina to George Akume way, awarded at the cost of N890 million and the 1.3 kilometer Low Cost Housing Estate, Naka Road to Bamban Community at the cost of N430 million will be completed within six months.
The governor made this promise yesterday when he inspected ongoing roads and other projects in Makurdi, the state capital.
According to Governor Samuel Ortom, the two road projects under construction are being financed from a bank facility and the monies for the projects are intact, stressing that they will be completed and asphalted as scheduled.
He also stated that the two streets under construction in the North Bank area of the state capital are funded using ecological funds sent to the state by the Federal Government, pointing out that local governments also have their share of the ecological funds.
Governor Samuel Ortom pressed further that the road projects under construction in Makurdi metropolis are part of his administration’s urban renewal initiatives.
He commended youths from the areas where the projects are being executed for not engaging in theft of materials, even as he also commended the contractor, Privent Construction Company Nigeria Limited for executing quality job.
At the new headquarters of the Board of Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Governor Ortom said when renovation work, which is at 90 percent is completed, the edifice will be named after the late former Governor of the state, Apollos Aper Aku.
Chairman and Managing Director of Privent Construction Company Nigeria Limited executing some of the projects, Engineer Stephen Akange said work on the roads projects will be completed within recorded time and according to specifications.
On his part, Ter Makurdi, Chief Vincent Aule, expressed appreciation to Governor Ortom for the laudable projects he is executing in his domain, stressing that the Governor is currently executing electricity project from back of Modern Market to Bamban Community.
The Governor and his entourage also inspected the Modern Market Gate-Agagbe-Adaka road for which contract has also been awarded and construction work billed to commence soon.