Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has given contractors handling some road projects in the state, an ultimatum to return to site.
The governor in a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, ordered the contractors to return to work in the next 72 hours.
Uzodinma lamented that the road contractors absconded from site during the dry season when they were supposed to be busy fixing the roads.
The statement read: “We are giving Contractors handling road projects in Imo State 72 hours to return to the site or have their contracts terminated’’.
“Governor Uzodinma frowned at a situation where contractors who had collected mobilization fees from Government abandoned projects.
“The action of abandoning projects is unjustifiable and unacceptable to the State Government. Dry seasons usually mark the peak of road construction works.
“The affected contractors have absconded from the site in the peak of the dry season even after collecting mobilization fees from Government.
“It will be recalled that Governor Uzodinma has at every opportunity emphasized that his ‘3R’ mantra of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery must be fully implemented for the overall benefit of Imo people.”