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After One Year, Benue Residents Beg FG Over Abandoned 118 km Makurdi-Naka-Adoka Ankpa Road Project

Residents of Benue state on Friday appealed to the federal authorities to mobilize Gilmor building ltd to web site to finish the deserted 118km Makurdi-Naka- Adoka Ankpa highway.
Residents who spoke to SapaTV in Makurdi, decried that the highway undertaking has been deserted by the contractor for over a 12 months now and the hope to finish the undertaking earlier than the top of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was progressively operating out.
Our correspondent studies that the highway undertaking description work which was to characteristic, inter alia, the availability and building of laterite sub base and base course, crushed stone base course, prime coat, asphalt binder and carrying course, concrete-lined drains amongst others has not reached 40 % completion and has been deserted for over one 12 months now.
Mr. Francis Ugbede, Terna Chikpa and Ochenu Alphonsus all expressed that the highway undertaking was the one federal authorities presence within the axis since 2015 and appealed to the ministry in command of the undertaking to remobilize the contractor to web site.
“We wish to convey to the discover of President Buhari and the ministry in command of the 118km Makurdi-Naka- Adoka-Ankpa highway undertaking that the contractor has since over one 12 months now left the undertaking web site.
“The work performed thus far just isn’t even as much as 40 %. We have been informed that the undertaking could be accomplished earlier than the top of Buhari’s administration however now that the contractor is now not working, we don’t know the destiny of this highway being accomplished.

“This highway is the one federal authorities presence on this axis, now we have suffered on this highway. Criminals are actually profiting from the highway’s poor situation to cease and perpetrate crimes in opposition to individuals.
“We commend President Buhari for awarding the contract nevertheless, we attraction that the contractor needs to be mobilised again to web site to finish the undertaking to liberate us from this struggling.
“Now we have suffered on the highway for extra time now, this highway has been unhealthy for greater than 20 years, abandoning the undertaking now would convey extra setbacks on the individuals,” the residents appealed.
Efforts to get the chief engineer, Gilmor building ltd, the corporate dealing with the undertaking, Engr. Rafi couldn’t produce a optimistic outcome because the correspondent was unable to achieve him.

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