The Federal Government has listed road infrastructural development in the South-West zone and other zones in the country as its topmost priority.
The South-West Director of Highways, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Mr. Adedamola Kuti, disclosed this, yesterday while addressing newsmen at the end of a two-day inspection tour of ongoing Federal Government road projects in Oyo State.
Kuti, who was accompanied by Oyo State Controller of Works in the ministry, Mr. Kayode Ibrahim, said that it was the policy of the Federal Government to complete all the road projects soonest.
He said that completion of the road projects would link up various sections of the country and make vehicular movement smooth, stressing that virtually everywhere in the country has one ongoing project or the other.
The director said Nigerians were happy with the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s giant strides in massive road construction/rehabilitation projects across the length and breadth of the country, saying: “Every project has funding challenge but the government is trying its best to ensure that all its projects are funded to encourage contractors that are committed.
He, therefore, urged the media to do more in letting Nigerians know about the infrastructural development projects being carried out by the present administration.
Kuti who said the tour was a continuation of an inspection of projects in the South-West zone, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the contractors handling respective projects.
In their separate remarks, the RCC Project Manager and Managing Director of HMF Construction Ltd, Mr. Yuri Visman, and Mr. Ayedesi Adeoye respectively, promised to deliver quality jobs.
The duo said funds were major challenges in the course of executing their respective contracts.