Umahi gives termination notice to contractor Enugu-Port Harcourt highway

Minister of Works Dave Umahi

Minister of Works, David Umahi, on Sunday, directed that a 14-day termination notice be issued to Messrs China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, (CECC) which is handling the Abia Section of Enugu-Port Harcourt Highway currently undergoing rehabilitation

Umahi revealed the reason for termination was for non-performance.

He gave the directive during an inspection of the work progress at Ozuaku, after the Imo bridge along the Enugu- Port Harcourt expressway.

According to Sen. Umahi, “I’ve just directed that they should issue them 14 days termination notice using all due process on construction. After 14 days, if they fail to do what we have asked them to do, then we will have to do the termination notice.”

Adding “We will no longer tolerate the situation where contractors will put blank ranks on site. And they will be escalating construction costs by delaying the completion of the project date.”

“We have reached an agreement in the Ministry of Works that in the coming weeks, all non-performing contracts using due process will be terminated and re-awarded.”, he disclosed.

Stressing the imperative for the Ministry to deliver quality and good highways to Nigerians, the minister indicated “it is very important to appreciate all the efforts of Mr. President who has been providing funds for our road infrastructure projects; which is very, very good.”

Sen. Umahi added that despite over 3,000 road projects inherited by this administration, President Tinubu must be commended for providing huge resources for our road network stating, “so it’s kudos to Mr. President and it shows that Mr. President is very, very sensitive to our road infrastructure needs. And so we must do everything to support the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr. President, irrespective or notwithstanding any blackmail,” he declared.