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Diri not satisfied with level of work on N54bn Nembe-Brass road



YENAGOA (Sundiata Post) – Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, says he is not satisfied with the pace of work on the first phase of the Nembe-Brass road even after mobilising the contractor, Setraco, with N16 billion.

Diri’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a Government House statement, said the governor expressed his dissatisfaction when paid an unscheduled visit to the project site of 21-kilometre in Nembe on Thursday.

The governor told Setraco in clear terms that the project is important to his administration and people of the area.

According to him, the level of work done since the inauguration of the project in April last year is not commensurate with the N16 billion fee paid for the N54 billion project.

Diri urged Setraco not to disappoint his administration, stressing that he does not want anyone to adduce or play politics with the project.

While acknowledging that the company was credible, Governor Diri enjoined the contractor to put in more effort in order to meet the timelines for completion of the job.

He said: “I am not comfortable with the level of sand filling that you have done so far. We have timelines for this project and I do not want anybody to ever think that we are playing politics with this road.

“We know why we awarded this contract. We know the importance of this road leading to Brass and I do not want you as contractors to disappoint the government. That is why we came here to make the point that this road means a lot to us.

“This contract was awarded for the first phase for about N54billion and your mobilisation was 30 per cent, which amounts to N16 billion. Government has paid the N16 billion, but the work done is not commensurate with the mobilisation that you have received.

“The next time we come here, we want to see this whole place sand-filled. Take this very seriously.

“You are a very serious company and you have been working with this government. You did the Sagbama/Ekeremor road and now you are on this important road. So I expect that you will not disappoint us.”

In his response, the Setraco Area Manager for Bayelsa and Delta states, Engr. J. J. Cosme, promised to increase the pace of work on the project in order to meet the timelines.

Cosme equally assured that the company will not disappoint the government and people of the area.

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