By Donald Iorchir
Technical Director, Teleview International Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Sagir Balarabe, has urged federal and state governments to always make adequate financial provision for housing and road construction projects to ensure efficiency and standard.
Balarabe said adequate funding of construction projects would bring about speedy completion and quality delivery across the country, suggesting that special budget should always be provided for construction work.
“Any budget meant for work should be releases as at when due, and this will help in effective execution of projects without delay.”
The technical director said government should invest in research and development to identify quality materials and their cost effectiveness before carrying out any construction work.
He advocated for mechanisms that will help in checkmating the activities of road users, especially cases of overloading on the high ways, as he decried the situation where heavy trucks ply roads with 900 bags of cement as against the normal 600 they are allowed to carry.
“Most of the trucks load more than what is expected of them to carry, and such activities contribute to road damage. One of such trucks destroyed Gwagwalada – Kuje road which the company constructed some few months ago,” he said.