its contribution of one billion Naira (N1,000,000,000), being part of the three
billion Naira (N3,000,000,000) needed for the repair of the collapsed six
kilometre portion of the East/West road in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
disclosure of the redemption of the amount to newsmen in Abuja over the weekend
while reacting to the warning of Governor Nyeson Wike at the flag-off of the
project on July 15.
flagging off the road repair work on July 15 warned contributing companies to
the project that they would not be allowed to operate if they did not pay up
will not allow you to operate. We must do something to show that we have agreed
on the rehabilitation of the road,” Governor Wike had told the six partner
had agreed to raise the N3 billion to fix the bad portion of the busy road
which is a gate way to other neighbouring states.
of the six kilometre portion of the collapsed East-West Road because of its
strategic importance to the socio-economic development of Rivers and Nigeria as
a whole and its avowed commitment to its corporate social responsibility in the
environment where it operates and to members of its host communities.
has been operating for over 30 years takes delight in impacting positively on
the lives of Nigerians living within its areas of operation.
bold initiative of mobilising the six companies operating within the area to
raise the three billion Naira needed to fix the road which has been a nightmare
to its users for several years.
benefit from the effort because they suffer a lot each working day manoeuvring
their way through the heavy traffic experienced on the road and the attendant
pot holes as they make their way to the office,” Sambol said.
office so tired and will spend some time reorganizing and adjusting to the work
environment before facing the task for the day. This can be very frustrating
and counter-productive,” Sambol said.
both lanes of the East/West road from Eleme Junction to Onne exit point will be
repaired and that the project would be handled by Reynolds Construction Company
(RCC) within a period of two months.
could no longer wait for the Federal Government to repair the road because of
its economic importance to the state.
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