15 November 2012

Nigeria: Zamfara Threatens to Revoke N2.8 Billion Road Contract

Gusau — Zamfara State Governor AbdulAziz Abubakar Yari has warned the contractor handling the rehabilitation work on the Gummi-Gyalange-Bardoki-Gayari road awarded at the cost of N2.8bn to work harder or have his contract revoked.

Yari, who gave the warning in Gummi after inspecting on-going projects in Maradun, Anka and Gummi Local Government Areas in the state, said the slow pace of work by the contractor was inimical to the developmental aspirations of his administration.

The governor added that if in the next three months, the contractor fails to complete the project, he will be left with no option than to revoke it and award it to another contractor who will execute the job in good time.

He said the state government decided to rehabilitate the road to improve the socio-economic status of the people.

"We have a similar project elsewhere, which is presently at over 80 per cent completion stage. I have directed the ministry to write to them to ensure that they improve their level of work or the project will be revoked", he said.

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