The administration of Rivers State has stated that it is untrue to have halted work on the 50.15 km ring road project, which Governor Siminalayi Fubara approved for building in July.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, Julius Berger Nigeria Limited was given the project, which came with a N195 billion price tag.
Joe Johnson, the Commissioner of Information and Communications, stated in a statement that the project cannot be put on hold until 77% of the agreed-upon amount has been paid.
According to Johnson, the contractor is already working to make sure that the project, which should be finished in three years, gets done on time.
“We wish to inform Rivers people and the general public to disregard such information as false. The project is for the advancement of our state and the improvement of the economy of our dear State therefore nothing whatsoever can stop it at this stage,” he said.
In addition to advising information and news management “to always verify their stories before going to the public space,” he urged the public to ignore the reports.
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