The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing on Friday assured the public of its commitment to complete the remaining part of the East-West Road to enhance its economic use.
Mr Folorunso Esan, Director, High Way and Rehabilitation, Federal Ministry of Works, disclosed this in Port Harcourt, during the inspection of the road handed over to the Ministry by the Niger Delta Affairs Ministry.
The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs on May 31, handed over the completion of the road from Section 1-4 to the Ministry of Works and Housing, to ensure speedy completion of the project and achieve the objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Esan stated that the Ministry was on inspection to ascertain the level of the work completed and the ones yet to be completed as they took over the completion of the road from the Niger Delta Ministry.
He noted that the entire road was about 388 km and the Onne Eleme axis just 15, km as such could not be beyond what the ministry could surmount in good time and deliver the whole project.
Esan explained that there were two sections of the construction; one of the sections was from Port Harcourt to Ahoada; section two, sub section one of 47 km which had been completed and the marking started.
According to him, the only outstanding section is the upgrading of the Onne junction to Eleme, and it requires additional approval for augmentation.
“We are seeking for the approval to add more money to the contractor to take care of the upgrading.