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East West Road: Lawmaker blames tanker tragedy on slow pace of construction

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Felix Uche, a member of the Home of Representatives from Rivers State, has blamed the gradual tempo of the development of the East-West highway for the deaths that occurred throughout the latest tanker accident in Port Harcourt.

Uche, whereas transferring a movement below a matter of pressing public significance on Tuesday, mentioned the gradual tempo of the development of the highway prompted the trapping of motorists when the hearth escalated.

“All of the vehicles trapped within the hearth have been in a gridlock and had no solution to reverse or escape from the incident,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the contractor, Messers Reynolds Development Firm, RCC, has been working at a really gradual tempo regardless of the significance of the highway.

It might be recalled that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Occasion, had additionally raised comparable issues in regards to the accident.

Consequently, the Home resolved to mandate RCC Ltd to offer a clean different lane for the motion of commuters whereas building is ongoing.

Additionally, the Home mandated the Federal Ministry of Works to make sure that RCC steps up the tempo of the highway building to make sure completion in document time.

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