Following the alert received from the ministry of Niger Delta affairs over impending flood disaster in five local government areas of the Bayelsa state, the State government yesterday warned contractors handling road projects in the state to speed up the pace of work.
According to the Bayelsa State government, the red alert received from the ministry of Niger Delta affairs showed that five local government councils of Brass, Nembe, Kolokuma/ Opokuma, Yenagoa and Sagbama may be hit by another flood disaster in 2014.
The Bayelsa State commissioner for works and infrastructure, Mr Lawrence Ewhrujakpor who disclosed this while inspecting ongoing projects, though the state government have started putting infrastructures in place to reduce the impact of the predicted flood, the contractors handling various road projects and bridges should increase pace and complete the projects.
Ewhrujakpor who was visibly angry at the pace of work at the Glory Drive Road project at Igbogene in Yenagoa local council area of the state, summoned the contracting firm, Dantata & Sawoe to appear in his office to explain why the firm was too slow in the job.
Ewhrujakpor said with the rising water level near the Glory Drive bridge, the road project would be endangered should the predicted flood comes. He therefore urged the contractors to double efforts and deliver the project on schedule.
JULY 14, 2014