The Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday called for the revocation of the contract awarded for the reconstruction of Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi road by the federal government .
The Speaker, Alhaji Adjoto Kabiru , made the call at Ekpoma, Esan West local government area while leading members of the house on a ‘protest inspection’ of the road.
Kabiru decried the slow pace of work on the road by the contracting firms .
He saidd that the deplorable state of the road had hampered socio-economic development of the people of the state as well as other Nigerians plying the road.
“It is our view as an assembly that the contract awarded to Dantata and Sawoe, Mother Cat and Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) should be revoked.
“Honourable Raji Fashola is a man that we respect very much.
”He is doing wonderfully so well as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria but on this Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi-Okpella road, there is need to revisit the performance of the contractors. They are not competent.
“We are dissatisfied with the Federal Controller of Works and we have resolved that the contractors can no longer deceive us.
“The present condition of the road is unacceptable to residents in the state who now travel through Ondo or Delta states to get to their destination”, the speaker said.
He said that the road was awarded to four contractors with a view to completing the project in 36 months.
Kabiru alleged that the level of work done by the contracting firms was far below the huge funds released to them by the federal government.