The Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen has formally inaugurated the 4th Governing Board of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
Speaking during the inauguration ceremony that took place in the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja, Onolememen called on members of the Board “to jointly make meaningful contributions by re-enforcing and formulating policies that will lead to sustainable progress in the area of maintenance of road infrastructure in the country.”
He enjoined the incoming Board headed by Engr. Ezekiel Adeniji to sustain and improve upon the programmes of the current management team which, he said, include the Preventive Maintenance Initiative, Road Surveillance and Public Works Programme; production of cold asphalt for quick intervention and aggressive continuous repair of potholes among others.
Onolememen stated that in line with the transformation agenda of the federal government, “the activities and programmes of the board must be transparent, accountable and due process-complaint in accordance with the Public Procurement Act and FERMA Establishment Act 2007, as amended.”
Other members of the Board include Engr. Gabriel C. Amuchi, Managing Director; Samuel Bmiyitami Gwomma, North-Central; Barr. Ahmadu Uba Maigari, North-East; Otuekong Idongesit Okon Nkanga, South-South; Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Gusau, North-West; Navy Capt. Olatunji Shelle (rtd), South-West; Barr. Chidi Daniel Nwachukwu, FRSC; Alhaji Ibrahim Bataiya, NARTO; Engr. Tanko Kitere Audu, NAPTHO; Engr. Bala Dan Shehu, Federal Ministry of Works and Wole Adamolekun, PPPRA.
However, at press time, only 12 out of the board’s 14 members had been named. There were no representatives for the South-East and Ministry of Finance.