The Federal Government has said that all contractors involved in the construction of federal road projects across the country have been paid.
According to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, no contractor is being owed by the government and as a result none of them should delay construction and rehabilitation works on any federal road that is assigned to them.
About two years ago, contractors who handled various federal road projects had complained of being owed billions of naira by the Federal Government, a development that made many of them to abandon their respective project sites.
According a statement, the Minister stated this after inspecting the phase-one of the Section-four of the Benin-Lokoja dualisation project, Ehor-Benin City in Edo State.
Fashola said the government is committed to infrastructure development as a critical foundation for the nation’s economic revival and growth, adding that it would determine how much fuel was burnt on roads by drivers, how much time was being wasted on roads and how that would affect the cost of goods and services.