Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, has expressed its admiration for the Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi, for his unwavering commitment and resilience in the face of challenges and resistance in his line of duty.
A statement signed on Friday by its Factional Secretary General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze lauded the minister’s dedication to the construction of new Super Highways and the use of Cement technology for road pavement construction, a move approved by President Bola Tunubu.
According to Ohanaeze’s statement, this innovative approach, which promises roads that will last more than 50 years, was initially met with resistance from some contractors who cited the high cost of cement as a deterrent.
Ohanaeze noted that the recent crash in the price of BUA Cement has vindicated Senator Umahi’s position on Cement technology.
“The high demand for cement technology has led to a decrease in the prices of cement, eliminating any excuses for not implementing Senator Umahi’s recommendation for Cement Technology.
The body added that the Nigerian populace’s expectations for durable roads built with cement technology are now feasible.
“The craving for roads that will last 50 years has made Senator Engineer David Umahi a celebrated figure and the pillar of President Tinubu’s administration.
The group commended Senator Umahi for his peaceful resolution with the staff and workers of the Ministry of Works, referring to the situation as a “Family friction”, his fatherly approach to change workers’ attitudes towards lateness to work has been well received.
The organisation urged President Bola Tinubu to release more funds to the Ministry of Works for smooth operations in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda.
While praising Engr. Umahi for his tireless efforts and commitment to improving the state of Nigerian roads and infrastructure.