The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, said on Wednesday that over 30 contractors would soon face the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) over the East -West Road project and other contracts in the country.
He also disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N16 billion for the completion of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) building.
The minister disclosed these in a chat with State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said the present administration is doing everything possible to put the East- West Road project on track.
Usani said: “The East- West Road is a project that has been messed up from inception. It was naturally designed to fail by all the agreements and designed concepts that we have seen. And here we are making sure that we put things in order so that we can see the terminal point of that project.
“The project started more than a decade ago and in 24 months we have made the progress we have made on that project, correcting even the construction deficits in the area, then I think you should be able to appreciate what we are doing.”
On the NDDC building, the minister said it would be wise to complete the building instead of spending N2 billion rent yearly.