I Intend to Turn Anambra into a Huge Construction Yard -Obi

 [ Masterweb Reports ] –Gov. Peter Obi said that Anambra State, in a matter of days, would be literary turned into a huge construction yard, with the magnitude of construction work the State will witness. He said this yesterday while inspecting the on-going massive channelization of flood water at the UNIZIK junction Awka.

 

Obi who paid an unscheduled visit to the site accompanied by the Commissioners for Works and Utilities, Arc. Callistus Ilozumba and Dr. Emeka Nwankwu respectfully, said that most of his inspection of projects would be without prior notice to contractors to assist him gauge their seriousness.

 

Obi took the opportunity to reveal that he had ordered payments to contractors as he would not accept any excuse for lethargy among them. " I stayed awake till 3:30 am this morning looking purely into files dealing with various road contracts as not to accept any excuse.

 

Obi said that construction would not be limited to road as, according to him, work is on- going at the Anambra Hotel and Convention Centre, rebuilding of many schools, rehabilitation be many water projects, the second Onitsha Business Park, among others. He said that plans had been concluded to start the construction of hotels, shopping Malls and Convention centers at Akwa and Nnewi.

 

One among many jubilant residents who came out en masse to welcome the Governor, Mr. Chuma Okoye, expressed happiness over the scope and quality of work, which he said would provide a lasting solution to flood problem in Awka and enviros.

 

*Photo Caption - Gov. Obi (right), with his Commissioners for Works and Utilities, Arc. Callistus Ilozumba ( middle) and Dr. Emeka Nwankwu( left) , during the inspection of channelization of flood water at the UNIZIK junction, Awka.

 
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