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Lawmakers urge FG to revoke Bayelsa  East-West street contract

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, throughout plenary, urged the Federal Government to revoke the contract for the development of the East-West street connecting main communities in Bayelsa State, given its significance to the financial system of the nation.

A movement titled “Need to revoke the contract for the construction of flooded sections of the East-West road connecting major communities in Bayelsa State,” sponsored by a member representing Yenagoa/Opokuma Federal Constituency, Bayelsa State, Oboku Oforji, described the street “as one of the important roads in the federation which has significantly contributed to the country’s economic and social development,” because it connects main areas facilitating commerce, commerce, and cultural trade, “thus improving access to markets, industries, and social services.”

The lawmaker instructed his colleagues that the Federal Ministry of Works awarded the contract for the development of the field culverts for the repairs of the flooded part of the East-West Road (Kaiama-Ahoada Section) to Rock Result Nigeria Limited, saying, “The company has failed to execute the contract, thus, causing traffic disruptions and loss of lives.”

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Oforji famous that although the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi praised the work ethic of Result Nigeria Limited on April 11, 2024, throughout his inspection of the street venture, nothing vital has occurred since then.

He expressed fear that the FG is prioritising the Lagos-Calabar coastal street over the essential East-West street, which he mentioned, “Is vital the the country’s economic survival.”

Following the adoption of the movement, the House urged the Federal Ministry of Works to instantly revoke the contract for the development of the flooded East-West Road to Rock Result Nigeria Limited and different contracts and re-award the identical to an organization with experience and capability.

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