Enugu State government has ordered the contractor handling the controversial Aku road, Nsukka, FEROTEX construction company to stop work.
This is sequel to public outcry over the poor quality of job which prompted Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to pay an inspection visit to the site.
The Governor who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary and a team of engineers from the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure inspected ongoing roads construction in Nsukka Urban.
The governor and the team of engineers visited the construction sites at the New Anglican Road and Obechara Junction-Bishop Shanahan section of Aku Road, Nsukka.
After the inspection, the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure not satisfied with the job directed the construction company, FEROTEX handling the two projects to stop work immediately.
The order is to enable the Ministry and Stakeholders of Amaeze Ani and Amaokpo Echara communities in Nsukka, meet and proffer solution for the flood routing/outflows from the catchment areas.
Thereafter, the affected two road projects, which have not been rehabilitated for decades, will be re-designed to address the identified challenges to serve the public better.
Some stakeholders from the area who spoke to Everyday News expressed joy that the governor responded promptly to recent alarm raised about the poor execution of the projects.
They however insisted that the government should take a step further to revoke the contract and hand it over to a more competent contractor with better experience and expertise.
This they say is not only in the interest of the people but also the first image of the government.
They also called for a new commissioner for works in the new exco accusing the immediate past commissioner of compromising quality in most road projects in the state.