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FG allocates N33 billion to RCC for Eleme-Onne section of East-West road



The federal government has committed N33 billion to a giant construction company, RCC, to commence work on the Eleme-Onne section of the East-West road in Rivers State.

Mr. David Umahi, the Minister of Works, revealed this information during his inspection of the project and various other federal government initiatives within the state yesterday.

Umahi, speaking from the Eleme-Onne road construction site, conveyed that President Bola Tinubu had tasked him with a working visit to evaluate the ongoing work. He pointed out that this project gained significance after the president’s discussions with Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike.

While inspecting the Port Harcourt-Aba section of the Port Harcourt-Enugu road project, the minister expressed appreciation for the work done by the contractor, CCECC.

The minister also acknowledged the government’s outstanding debt of about N5 million to the construction firm but guaranteed that the payment would be settled before the project’s completion.

Umahi, who expressed disappointment that the project wasn’t included in the 2023 budget, pledged to engage with the President to secure funding for its completion.