Benue road rehabilitation to gulp N96m – Ortom

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By Francis Ogwo

About N96 million has been budgeted to be spent by the Benue State Government on rehabilitation of some roads in the state.

This was made public by the State Commissioner for Works/Transport, Engr Alexander Shaapera, in Makurdi over the weekend.

Shaapera urged contractors to live up to expectations or lose their contracts while adding that any contractor who defaults in contract agreement will not only have the contract revoked but will also be made to refund the mobilisation fees paid to them.

The Commisisoner also added that the amount will be expended on the maintenance of roads in Makurdi, the State capital and other towns like Gboko and otukpo.

He explained that N49 million will be expended on rehabilitation of township roads while another N47 million will be used for repair of roads at the industrial layout located along Makurdi-Naka road and Modern Market road.

The commissioner had decried the pain experienced by the residents in traffic and fatigue while justifying the need to fix the roads.

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