The Chairman and Managing Director of ULO Consultant Limited, Chief Uche Okpuno is dead. He died at the age of 62.
According to Niger Delta Today, sources close to the family confirmed the development stating that he reportedly collapsed at his residence in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
He was seen playing golf and dancing with close friends on Tuesday evening without any sign of ill-health until the unfortunate incident on Wednesday, the sources added.
It will be recalled that Chief Okpuno’s company, ULO which built the new Delta State Government House has been in court with the State Government over the controversies trailing the termination of his jobs at the Asaba International Airport, Sector C of the Ughelli-Asaba Expressway, Maryam Babangida way amongst others.
During probe by the State Sixth Assembly of jobs awarded to him by the then Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration, Commissioner for Works, Mr James Augoye submitted with evidence that ULO Consultant Limited was solely responsible for the failure of the Asaba International Airport Runway stating that, the Airport construction contract which was awarded to ULO Contractors on February 13, 2008, at a cost of N21.2bn with 50% advanced payment, failed within four years and was again re-awarded to ULO for rehabilitation in 2015.
Moreso, on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Augoye announced that six projects awarded to ULO Consultant Limited has been formerly liquidated as concerns the Asaba Airport Project.