Consequent upon the recent concrete-form snap of the Pedestrian Bridge, at Gariki, Amaechi Awkunanaw, in Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, which is under construction, the contractor handling the project, Barkindo Nigeria Ltd, has taken “absolute responsibility” for the unfortunate incident.
In a letter addressed to the Enugu State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, dated June 15, 2020 and signed by the Director of Projects, Chidiebere Mbachu, the contractor tendered “our unreserved apology to the people and government of Enugu State”.
Describing the incident as “very unfortunate”, the contractor who noted that “no casualty was recorded”, stated that “the snap of the formwork took us by surprise”
“We have been responsive and maintained standard operational practice, especially during concreting, in line with the standard guidelines and specifications of Enugu State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.
“While reassuring you of our commitment towards completing the project as designed, we have put in place measures to mitigate any such occurrence in future.
“We will resume work accordingly as soon as we receive approval from Enugu State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the contractor said.
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