Buhari paid contractors more than Jonathan administration – Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola has said that the current Buhari administration paid road contractors in the South East more than the previous administration of Goodluck Jonathan.

Aidoghie Paulinus, Owerri

Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola has said that the current Buhari administration paid road contractors in the South East more than the previous administration of Goodluck Jonathan.

The Minister stated Thursday this during the inspection of Ikot Ekpene Boarder-Aba-Owerri dualization road, Section I, Phase I.

Fashola, while interacting with the contractor handling the project, said “for the construction of the 11.26km Ikot-Ekpene Boarder-Aba-Owerri dualization road, Section One, Phase One, the Federal Government has so far paid Arab Contractors double the amount paid to them by the previous government on same road.

“Arab Contractors claim that compared to the previous governments payment of N567,148,219.75 in four years, the present administration has in two years, so far paid N1,094,798,091.81 for the project estimated at N3,780, 988,125.0.”

Fashola further said the contractor promised that the section will be completed before December.

He added that the overlays will be completed early next year.

“We will complete the first phase dualization project and, after Christmas, we will complete the overlays on the other side of the road.

“So, the Buhari government has paid you double in two years what you received in four years before.

“The level of satisfaction received on this road means the government is doing a good job. That is what it means: satisfaction with what the government is doing is change.

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