by Stanley Azuakola
If statements from government officials are anything to go by, then 2013 is going to be a fantastic year for Nigerians.
A few months ago, President Jonathan had promised that by 2013, Nigerians would begin to see the fruits of his efforts; now the minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, has assured that some federal roads will be fixed that year.
Onolememen said this while introducing Project Safe Passage during a meeting with Federal Government road project contractors across the country.
Project Safe Passage is an initiative which will ensure that by the end of 2012, Nigerians would begin to enjoy good road corridors devoid of potholes, with the ultimate aim of promoting safe motoring on federal roads.
This, according to the minister, is going to be achieved by requiring contractors and FERMA to fix all sections of roads that had failed or had pot-holes before proceeding with new contracts.
“In other words, Project Safe Passage would be considered as a contingency for failed sections of road alignments. Federal roads without subsisting contracts will be taken over by FERMA through its direct labour scheme for the implementation of Project Safe Passage,” the minister said.