The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, with Minister for Works, David Umahi, who was on a visit to office at the State House, Abuja.
‘We have paid for these roads. It is up to us Nigerians to ensure that things are rightly done for the benefit of all of us’
By Valentine Amanze
Nigeria’s Minister of Works, David Umahi, has called for objective monitoring of road and other infrastructural projects by Nigerians.
He said that the measure was pivotal to the realization of Renewed Hope Agenda of the administration of President Bola Tinubu.
The minister made the appeal after a visit to the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, in her office at the State House, Abuja.
The Ebonyi State immediate past governor, who described the decay in road infrastructure in the country as frightening, said that tackling the challenge on ground requires courage.
His words: “We are tackling the challenges. We know the reasons; but I must commend the past administration on their thoughtfulness in the number of projects they earmarked and awarded. They are key projects that will crystallize into economic revolution.’’
Umahi also disclosed that the lack of effective supervision and dishonesty of contractors were some of the major challenges the Federal Government had to contend with.
“The President, Minister and Governors have good setting. We have paid for these roads. It is up to us Nigerians to ensure that things are rightly done for the benefit of all of us.
“And so where there are failures, we should place the blames rightly where it belongs; not when people don’t do their work, then leadership is blamed,’ he said.
The minister, however, commended the First Lady for all that she has so far undertaken through her initiative, Renewed Hope Initiative.