Abuja/Kano/Kaduna/Bauchi/Lafia — Thirteen construction companies have submitted proposals to the Kano State government for the construction of about 220 kilometers road medians on all the dual carriage ways in the 44 local government councils of the state.
Permanent Secretary in the state's Ministry of Works and Housing, Engr. Shehu Muhammad Ahmad, who addressed newsmen at the bid opening ceremony, said the state wants to construct strong concrete road dividers in order to ease traffic control and reduce accidents.
"We cannot have dual carriage ways without road medians or dividers, and these dividers must have uniformity in terms of quality. This is why there is need to invite serious companies that will do quality jobs. The essence of the bid is to get value for the money", he said.
He said the government wants to engage companies that would use quality construction materials to build road median strips that would withstand the force of any vehicle and protect the road.
"We don't accept the situation where contractors would do substandard jobs in order to maximize profit, because this is a transparent government. Therefore, the winners in this bid will only be selected after rigorous and comprehensive assessment which will be done in due course", he said.
Some of the companies that bided for the contracts are Dantata and Sawoe, TEC Engineering and Construction Company LTD, HAJAIG Construction Company and Triacta Nigeria Limited among others.