Managing Director/CEO, Diamond Global Engineering Investment Limited, Alhaji Mohammed Ali Bello said that the rains didn’t deter them during the construction.
By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Residents of Ama Pepple Public Servant Housing Estate, Lugbe, Abuja have commended the Federal Government for recently completed erosion control and road improvement project in the area.
The contractor that executed the project, Diamond Global Engineering Investment Limited, was also commended for speedy completion in four months despite the rainy season.
The project consisting of asphaltic roads, curvets, slaps and drainages within the 3 phases of the Housing Estate, (Phase 1, 2 and 3) was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The project was executed by the Ecological Fund Office, Office of Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
The Chairman, Ama Pepple Residents Association (APERA), said the conditions of their roads was deplorable before the intervention of the government.
On behalf of the residents, he commended the government and appealed for the project to be linked to the Airport road.
He lauded the contractor for delivery of a fine quality road before the scheduled time.
Earlier, the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, who represented the President said the project was one of the seventeen ecological intervention projects approved for the third and fourth quarters, 2019.
She said the contract was awarded by the EFO Tenders Board (EFOTB) on Friday, May 22nd, 2020.
According to her, the importance of the project to the residents of the estate, the Civil servants cannot be over-emphasized as it has to address the devastating effects of erosion on the network of internal roads within the estate.
The Head of Service said the completion of the project underscores the Federal Government’s concerted effort and sincerity of purpose in tackling problems of its citizens and making life more meaningful for the people.
He noted that the project was a testimony to the present administration’ committment to the welfare of all Civil Servants.
Earlier in her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Ecological Fund Office, Dr Habiba Lawal said that the project was initiated through a request for an urgent intervention forwarded to the Ecological Fund Office by the Chairman of the Residents Association in order to arrest the continuous erosion, flooding and other ecological challenges in the Estate and to avoid further environmental degradation, loss of lives and properties.
She commended the Project Contractor and Consultant for tirelessly working to ensure minimum loss of time in the project implementation schedule.
Habiba urged the residents to take over and exercise ownership over the project, to ensure its maintenance and sustainability that the resources which the Federal Government had committed to the project must not be allowed to waste.