The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, in keeping with its commitment to the wellbeing of the workers and rural development programmes, has awarded contract for the construction of the access roads to the 100 Housing Units at Ede-Oballa, Nsukka Local Government Area for Nigerian workers.
The project is being developed by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), in collaboration with Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress Nigeria (TUC) and Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (NECA).
The housing project was recently flagged off by the governor at a colourful ceremony witnessed by all relevant stakeholders, such as the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and the National President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), (Dr.) Bobboi Bala Kaigama, who commended Ugwuanyi for his sterling performance in office and outstanding commitment to the welfare of the state’s workers.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Greg Nnaji, said the council expressly awarded the road contract in fulfilment of one of its contributions to the speedy actualisation of the housing project for the benefit of the workers.
Nnaji said the state government had already commenced some vital works on the site, which allowed access to the site during the ground breaking, such as site clearing.
He said the road will provide access to both the federal government initiated housing project and the state government’s proposed site for construction of a mini secretariat that would serve as annex to main secretariat in Enugu.
He added that the road project would cost the state government N315 million and assured it will be delivered to standard and in a record time.
The works commissioner also said the council awarded contract for the extension of the construction of Achi-Akpa-Daughters of Divine Love Road, Abakpa Nike, Enugu, from the DDL gate to its Juniorate School, saying the decision was in line with the state government’s urban renewal programme.
On the maintenance of potholes in Enugu urban and intercity roads, Nnaji said the state government has covered about 7,500 square metres stretching close to one kilometre.