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Obosi residents commend Obiano on erosion control



By Okoli Sunday


RESIDENTS of Obosi  in Idemili North LGA have commended Gov. Willie Obiano on the emergency erosion control works at the end of Minaj Road in Obosi.


The commendation was made when the state Commissioner for Works, Marcel Ifejiofor and top ministry officials undertook a final inspection of the project which was awarded to IDC Construction Company in October, 2017.

One of the residents, Ekene Ndefo who spoke to the ministry officials was full of gratitude to Governor Obiano for his quick intervention in awarding the contract which, he said, had saved the people from untold hardship occasioned by devastating gully erosion that hitherto made the road impassable.


Mr Ndefo noted that before the award of the contract, residents of the area were cut off completely even as houses were threatened by the rampaging flood whenever it rained.”We are happy that the road is now wearing a new look and we cannot thank the governor enough for his quick intervention which has saved many lives and property of our people, he said.

Addressing the crowd that trooped out to welcome the commissioner and his entourage, Ifejiofor warned them to avoid mixing of concrete and indiscriminate packing of blocks, stones, sand and other building materials along the road to avoid damaging or cracking the shoulders of the road.


He equally advised them to always seek the permission of  the Ministry of works before cutting the edge of drains on the road while trying to provide access slabs to buildings along the road.

Ifejiofor commended the contractor for doing a good  job on the project even as he instructed the company to asphalt the remaining portions of the road leading to the collection point of the drains to avoid rain washout.


The Commissioner also directed the contractor to ensure that the road was properly marked and necessary road safety measures installed before the ministry will issue it with a substantial completion certificate and before the Governor would come to commission the road.

Replying, a representative of IDC, the construction company handlingthe project,  Yourself Mardi thanked the state government forawarding the contract to the company.


He expressed happiness that inspite of the difficult terrain and challenges experienced in controlling the erosion damaged road, the company was happy to have completed the project.

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