Niger govt warns contractors against delay, monitors ongoing road projects
Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has assured of his administration’s preparedness to give top priority to ongoing projects in the state and ensure high-quality delivery.
Bello, who said this during an assessment tour of ongoing projects in the state, hinged the decision on the shortfall in revenue generation due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
At the re-awarded 10Km Tagwai Dam road project site in Tungan- Goro, Chanchaga, which cost N678m, he said his government is taking inventory of all on-going projects in the state.
“To complete the ones that have attained an appreciable level of completion. No project should be left uncompleted as that will mean going backward.
” I will see to it that no abandoned project is left in the State. All the projects that have a direct impact on the people will be completed.”
On the contractor handling the 10km road project, the governor said so far, the firm has demonstrated that it has the capacity to deliver as it has executed similar projects within the State.
According to him, the government will continue to monitor the contractors to ensure that they speed up work and finish in good time, and as stipulated in the contract terms.
He warned that “now that the raining season has set in, timely completion of the road is non-negotiable. There is a need to provide ease of movement for those plying the road.”
Work on the Tagwai Dam road had suffered setbacks for the past four years, as the former contractor handling the project was reported to have lacked the capacity leading to its revocation.
The new contract was re-warded to Messrs Construction Products Nigeria Limited (CPN), at the cost of over N678 Million.