Governor, Rochas Okorocha on Wednesday released the sum of N10b for the payment of contractors handling over 500 kilometers on-going rural road projects towards ensuring their completion before the raining season.
Governor Okorocha disclosed this during a meeting he held with Commissioners, House of Assembly members, Permanent Secretaries, Directors and other top government functionaries yesterday at Sam Mbakwe Hall, Concorde Hotel, Owerri.
Gov. Okorocha maintained that it is the intention of his administration to complete all road projects it started in order to reduce the sufferings the people of Imo State are passing through in various areas of the state and enjoined the contractors to reciprocate the gesture by adhering to the terms of agreement.
While pointing out that the state government will ensure a maintenance culture on all the on-going road projects across the state, he stated that Transition Committee Chairmen of local government areas would be held responsible for roads not well executed in their areas.
The Governor who noted that the state since its inception has spent the sum of N45b on roads promised to pay completely for any road project completed in the state; adding that the state government had spent about N500b on road projects since creation.
He stressed that the secret of his success, especially in executing projects across the zones of the state was sacrifice and prudence in handling public funds and expressed gratitude to the elected and appointed government functionaries and the entire people of Imo State for their sacrifice and understanding towards moving the state forward.