The Government of Imo state, Hope Uzodimma, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to intervene and complete some road projects awarded by NDDC in Imo State in the past but abandoned by the contractors.
Performing the ceremony at New the Executive Council Chamber, Government House, Owerri, on Tuesday, Uzodimma expressed satisfaction entering into the pact with NDDC and regretted that some of the roads were awarded 14 years ago.
He identified three of such roads awarded by NDDC which the MOU will cover to include: Avu/Etekuru/Ohaji/Egbema road; Umudi/Nkwerre road and Imerienwe/Ngor-Okpala/Etche road.
He said the road projects were awarded to foreign contractors who abandoned them, saying that insecurity, youth restiveness, among other reasons were some of the reasons why the contractors have refused to come back to complete the roads.
The governor said that his government in partnership with NDDC, has decided to source for local contractors who understand the terrain and the environmental challenges of the roads to complete them as soon as possible so as to alleviate the suffering of the people.