Why Work must resume on South-East roads – Umahi


The Minister of Works, Engr David Umahi has declared that work must resume on abandoned road projects in the South-East region of the country.

He regretted that work was not going on in the area, which he promised to embark on the inspection soon to ascertain the reality.

Umahi disclosed that whoever had received money for a bad job or an undone job will be compelled to go back and do what he has been paid for.

He stated this during a press briefing on Monday at the Ministry headquarters in Abuja.


Umahi revealed that, “a lot of work is not going on in the South East and i will be going there on inspection and whoever has received money for a bad job or an undone job will be compelled to go back and do what he has been paid for”

They Minister said there were accusations that he was pursuing the agenda to change from asphalt roads to concrete so that he could give the work to his company.

He said that he will not place the interest of anybody above the interest of God, because the interest of God is the interest of the people and that is why he is poised to work in line with the renewed hope agenda of Mr. President.

Umahi also denied the allegation that he was sidelining the Directors of the Ministry. He disclosed that he carries along the Directors and accepts their opinions when they are better than his because he is open to advice and accepts superior arguments

He said he was aware of the campaign of calumny by some individuals who are not ready to accept the fact that things must be done in the right perspective.

Umahi who noted that some detractors were set to frighten him so that he will not question some wrongdoings, said that no amount of blackmail can deter him.