Edo Government Vows To Arrest, Prosecute Contractor Over Shoddy Road Project

The Edo State Government has criticised the dealing with of the Lawani Crescent highway challenge within the Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the state.

This adopted a viral video which uncovered the shoddy execution of the highway challenge within the state.

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Philip Shaibu, the state deputy governor who inspected the challenge and described it as substandard, stated the challenge falls in need of the usual anticipated of highway tasks within the state.

The deputy governor, whereas commending the one that raised the alarm within the viral video, stated the contractor must be dropped at justice. 

“We thank the whistle-blower for raising the alarm over this bad job and call citizens to take charge of all government properties in their area. The contractor handling the Lawani Crescent project must be arrested for the bad job done and handed over to ICPC (Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission) and the EFCC (Economic and Financial Crimes Commission), to enable us to ascertain exactly what happened.

“The project stands revoked and the state government is taking over the reconstruction of the road immediately. N360m is what is allocated to Akoko-Edo constituency projects by the National Assembly this year. We would investigate all that to ensure we have value for money,” he stated.

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Edo Government Vows To Arrest, Prosecute Contractor Over Shoddy Road Project

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