The governor of Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma have threatened to revoke contract agreements of contractors who had abandoned their works.
The governor in a statement on Tuesday issued in Owerri by his chief press secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu said that he would revoke the contract agreements if by the end of three days the contractors did not go back to sites.
Uzodinma said that it was bad that contractors would abscond from sites after collecting mobilization funds from the state government.
The statement said:
“Contractors handling road projects in Imo State have been ordered back to site within 72 hours or have their contracts terminated.
“This directive was given by Governor Hope Uzodinma in a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku.
“Governor Uzodinma frowned at a situation where contractors who had collected mobilization fees from Government abandoned projects.”
The statement quoted the governor as saying
“This action is unjustifiable and totally unacceptable to the State Government. Dry seasons usually mark the peak of road construction works. Regrettably, the affected contractors have absconded from site in the peak of the dry season even after collecting mobilization fees from Government.”