Minister of Works, Sen. David Umahi says Federal Government has committed N33 billion to a giant construction company, RCC, to commence work on the Eleme-Onne section of the East-West road in Rivers State.
David Umahi, the Minister of Works, revealed this information during his inspection of the project and various other federal government initiatives within the state yesterday.
Umahi, speaking from the Eleme-Onne road construction site, conveyed that President Bola Tinubu had tasked him with a working visit to evaluate the ongoing work. He pointed out that this project gained significance after the president’s discussions with Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike.
“This road from Eleme to Onne port, the Rivers State people led by Governor Siminalayi Fubara and former governor Nyesom Wike-led delegation to come and see the president.
The president directed that I should immediately come here and ensure that work has started. The President has released N33billion for this project to RCC for them to start” he said.