Commissioner does not specify revoked contracts.
The Plateau State Commissioner for Information, Yiljap Abraham, has announced that the state government has revoked the contracts that were executed below the state government’s expectation.
Mr. Abraham spoke during a press briefing on Wednesday evening at the Government Lodge, Jishe, shortly after the weekly executive council meeting presided over by Governor Jonah Jang.
Mr. Yiljap, however, would not specify the contracts revoked, but said that the erring contractors had been adequately mobilised to the sites.
According to him, the state’s action was carried out to ensure quality for its citizenry.
He also disclosed that, during the meeting, the Executive Council proposed the sum of N16 billion as supplementary budget to enable government fund and complete ongoing projects in the state. He added that the Council insisted that all projects must be delivered on schedule and within specification.
Mr. Abraham assured that the Jang administration was determined not to leave any project undone before the end of its tenure.
“We desire, as a government, not to leave any project uncompleted by 2015,” he said.
It would be recalled that contracts for the construction of five kilometre roads within the headquarters of the 17 Local Government Areas were awarded at the end of Mr. Jang’s first tenure in 2008, but till date, most of the roads have not been completed.
Mr. Abraham, however, explained that some contracts were expanded to cover more communities, particularly road projects; hence, the need to discuss with contractors to ensure better jobs.
The Commissioner for Works, Chris Hassan, also assured that all contracts would be completed on time. He insisted that funds made available for projects must be properly used.
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