Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma has issued a 72-hours ultimatum to contractors handling some road projects in the state to return to their worksite or face the full wrath of the law.
He made this known via a statement through his chief press secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu.
“Contractors handling road projects in Imo State have been ordered back to site within 72 hours or have their contracts terminated.
“Governor Uzodinma frowned at a situation where contractors who had collected mobilization fees from Government abandoned projects.
“This action is unjustifiable and totally unacceptable to the State Government. Dry seasons usually mark the peak of road construction works.
“Regrettably, the affected contractors have absconded from site in the peak of the dry season even after collecting mobilization fees from Government.
“It will be recalled that Governor Uzodinma has at every opportunity emphasized that his ‘3R’ mantra of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery must be fully implemented for the overall benefit of Imo people.”