The Federal Government says issues of compensation are major challenges affecting the timely completion of on-going projects across Nigeria.
Minister of State “One” for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri made the remark during an inspection of on-going Federal projects in Bayelsa State.
The minister started his inspection tour in Bayelsa State from the thirty-three point five kilometres Yenagoa, Yenegwe, Okarki Kolo road where work done so far stands at about nineteen kilometres, from where he proceeded to the twenty kilometers Kolo-Otuoke Bayelsa Palm road and ended his inspection in the area at the almost completed Federal Government Secretariat located in the capital, Yenagoa.
The Minister of State “One” for Power, Works and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri who expressed satisfaction that the contractors are back on site, assured that in the next two to three years, all the jobs will be completed.
Mr. Baba Shehuri decried the temporary stoppage of work at the Kolo-Otuoke Bayelsa Palm road due to compensational challenges and called on the people to always play down on compensation because of the general benefit of such projects when completed while promising that the monies would soon be paid to the people for the contractor to return to site.
The project engineer at the Federal Secretariat, Yenagoa, Mr. Isaac Ugwu said all internal works in the building has been completed pending external works.
Earlier, the Federal controller of Works Bayelsa State, Mr. Oseyi Aigbe noted that work at the road projects inspected was also slowed down due to the recent flood in the state.