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Gov. Nwifuru reiterates commitment to speedy completion of road project
Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State

Gov. Nwifuru reiterates commitment to speedy completion of road project


The Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has reiterated his commitment towards ensuring speedy completion of the Abakaliki ring road project.

He gave the assurance when he received a delegation from Federal Ministry of Finance; Islamic Development Bank and African Development Bank Supervising Mission to Abakaliki Ring Road Project.


The Governor said the project is critical to the development of the State and most be completed despite the bottleneck.

He expressed displeasure over the attitude of some of the handlers of the project which he is counter productive.

” This your visit is a very desired one for us because we have been thinking on what to do since I took over as Governor. This project is critical to the lives of our people but am not satisfied with the way some people are handling it. In fact I have confronted some of them. Whatever we do, we should consider the future of our children, you may think you are making money now but your children will be the one to suffer it”.


He charged them to take the job seriously to ensure its completion on record time.

“Yes it is not all the time that you displease yourself to please others, but as a servant of the people sometimes you ought to displease yourself to please others.”

The Governor also observed that constant increase in exchange rates has become a major challenge in the implementation of the project and appealed to the bank to find solutions to it.

“When the issue of reviewing the contract came up, I became very worried because we borrowed this money in dollars when it was three Hundred and Ninety Nine Naira and now dollar has gone up to One Thousand Five Hundred Naira in the parallel market and we are repaying in dollars. Are we now paying what we borrowed or what is currently in the market” the Governor queried.


He charged the Banks to ensure effective supervision of the project to ensure that contractors comply with specifications.

Dr. Monday Uzor
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor
February 6, 2024


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