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Kogi State infrastructural development: Inspection team move to Kogi East



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The inspection team of Kogi State Ministry of Works and Housing led by Hon. Commissioner for Works and Housing Engr. Abubakar Ohere, moved to the Eastern senatorial district earlier on Thursday.

Projects inspected included the completed work on the 31km Ibana-Okpo Ikeje Ogugu-Ete road constructed by Governor Yahaya Bello-led administration and that of 55. 4km Idah Ugwolawo, Ejule/Anyigba and Ankpa to Abejukolo as asphalt overlay commenced by TEC Engineering Co Ltd are nearing completion stage.

At Ankpa, the Commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr. Ohere, thanked the people of Ankpa for their hospitality and the cooperation extended to the contractor and the resident engineers, that led to the early completion of the township road projects assuring them of the governor’s commitment to the completion of the little finishing works and prepare them for commissioning soon.

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While at Ogugu, the Commissioner commended the giant stride of governor Bello for the approach deployed in tackling the menace of gully erosion across the state citing the 18 km Adum to Ogugu roads, Okegbi, Alasha communities all in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state.

The reclamation works over the devastated area are fully achieved with ongoing mitigation measures to stabilize the area for effective utilisation.

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All the 18 kilometer roads inspected aside reclaimed gully are fitted with adequate drainages, stone pitching and bioremediation works, Engr. Ohere added.

Meanwhile, Anyigba Ejule-Idah final portions are undergoing surface dressing before final asphalt overlay. Addressing the contractor, the commissioner advised the company to consider essential drain works as they progress into the town to give way for a stable finishing.

Also inspected at the day two of the projects inspection tour was the renovation and expansion work of both the KSU Teaching Hospital and that of the Idah specialist hospital. The Commissioner for Works and Housing commended wholeheartedly the progress of works at the sites.

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At KSU teaching hospital the Honourable Commissioner commended the State government for the prompt release of funds to contractor. This, he said was borne out of the governor’s determination to ensure qualitative medical learning facilities and environment. He expressed satisfaction with the level of work done so far and its quality.


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