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NIGERIA: Senate wades into Eket-Ibeno road contract, queries delay

Chairman of the Senate Committee, Senator Heineken Lokpobri The Senate has waded into the Eket-Ibeno road contract in Akwa Ibom State that was awarded by Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, since November 2009.

Briefing newsmen ahead of a meeting between the Senate Sub-Committee on Niger Delta, the contractor and NDDC, Chairman of the Senate Committee, Senator Heineken Lokpobri (Bayelsa State), said the Senate had to wade into the contract to thoroughly determine what was responsible for the delay in completion of the road project.

He said his committee had to summon NDDC and the contractor handling the project to a meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, adding that his committee had visited the road to see things ahead of the tripartite meeting.

The Senator said that findings at the end of the meeting would be taken back to the Senate for deliberations and actions.

“We are not here to witch hunt anybody. We have gone to see the road. Based on that, the contractor was summoned to Abuja. The idea now is to see how we can talk in House.”

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