Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Zamfara Awards 244 Kilometre Road Contracts Worth N25 Billion

Gusau — Zamfara State government awarded contracts for the construction of three roads covering a total of 244 kilometers for N25 billion, the state commissioner of information, Alhaji Ibrahim Birnin Magaji, has said.

The commissioner told Daily Trust that the contracts were awarded during the weekly executive council meeting of the state.

He said the projects include the 128 Kilometer Magami-Dangulbi-Sabo Birnin-Bajega-Anka road which was awarded to Broni Prono Construction Company at the cost N15.3 billion.

According to him, the contract has three years completion period and that the company will get 40 percent down payment to mobilize workers to site.

The state government, according to the commissioner, also awarded contract for the construction of Talata- Mafara, Rini Gora, Jabako, Faru, Kaya, Boko, Lambar-Boko road covering 75 kilometers to Mother Cat Construction Company at the cost of N7.1 billion.

He said the company would be given 30 percent down payment and that the contract has a completion period of three years.

He said the contract for the construction of Talata Mafara, Sauna, Garbadu, Morai, Kagara, Tasha-Awali road covering 41 km was awarded to CGC at the cost of N2.6 billion, saying the contract has a completion period of 18 months and that the contractor will get 30 percent down payment.

The commissioner said the government intended to fund the projects with the money the state will get from the subsidy funds.

"We revoked the contracts which were awarded by the former administration because we were not satisfied with the ways the contracts were being handled," he said.

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