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The Minister of Works, Engr David Umahi, has expressed satisfaction at the standard of job being handled by an indigenous contractor, Sermatech Nigeria Limited, especially in keeping to specifications.

Umahi made this known, recently, during an inspection tour of roads within the Niger Delta and South-South region of the country, as directed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Minister had stopped at Sermatech’s 28.6km road dualization project site, spanning from the power plant section in Odukpani Cross River, to Oku Iboku in Akwa Ibom and consisting of four bridges.

“This work is fantastic and it is handled by an indigenous contractor and I am very proud of what he is doing.

“I want more indigenous contractors to come up and they can come and learn from Sermatech.

“I heard, I visited, I have stopped and I have seen, so I am very proud of what you are doing, keeping to the reinforcement details,” the Works Minister said.

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He further assured that he will ask the authorities concerned to release the outstanding funds owed the construction giant, as soon as possible.

Umahi who was the immediate past governor of Ebonyi State, informed that the new consolidation method plus the concrete is known as, the renewed hope reinforced concrete agenda.

He further directed, “if you start your reinforcement, your reinforced concrete, we want you to put Mr. President’s picture alone and the parameters of the project.

“This is his idea, the concrete road is the idea of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, I am just here to reinforce it on those who want it and those who don’t want it, so that our hope will be renewed,” he stressed.