Key Points Highlighted by Umahi:

  1. Reflecting on his grueling 14-hour road trip, Umahi expressed concern for the average Nigerians who regularly travel on this route.
  2. He emphasized the ongoing redesign of the road using advanced concrete technology.
  3. Umahi discussed plans to address drainage issues to facilitate road improvements.
  4. He issued a strict 7-day ultimatum to the contractor to present a new road design.
  5. Umahi questioned the value-for-money aspect of previous administrations’ road projects, suggesting that the expenditure did not match the quality of work.
  6. Calling for bureaucratic changes, Umahi criticized the delay in paperwork processing, highlighting a three-month wait for the contractor’s documents to be signed by the BPP (Bureau of Public Procurement).
  7. Umahi advocated for the use of cement technology over imported asphalt and encouraged contractors to establish asphalt plants in Ondo and Ogun states, where bitumen resources are abundant.
  8. He mandated that all contractors engage COREN (Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria) registered engineers.
  9. To improve project oversight and reporting, Umahi announced the establishment of a WhatsApp group for real-time updates on work progress.