Nasarawa Assembly threatens to revoke 48.7km Toto/Umaisha road contract


Nasarawa State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Works and Transport, has tasked the contractor handling the construction of the 48.7km Toto/Umaisha road to expedite action and complete the work in the next three months or face sanction.

The Chairman of the committee and Majority Leader of the House, Mr Suleiman Azara, stated this when the contractor handling the construction of the road appeared before the committee in Lafia on Wednesday.

Azara said that he decided to summon the contractor over slow pace of work at the road

”The slow pace of work at the 48.7km Toto/Umaisha road necessitated us to summon you

” We want to ensure that the contractor delivers standard work on that road and based on specifications.

” We want you to finish the construction of the work between now and August this year and failure to do so, we will not hesitate to direct for the revocation of the road contract” he said.

Azara maintained that the contractor must thrive harder to deliver on the job or face sanction.

The committee chairman commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for embarking on massive road constructions and other infrastructures in the state.

Earlier, Mr Isiaka Yusuf, the contractor attributed the delay of work to paucity of funds.

“And inflation that has impacted negatively on the prices of commodities and materials” he said

The contractor pledged to deliver good work and solicited for more time.

In a related development, the committee had inspected the ongoing work at Lafia Secretariat Complex, renovation of First Lady Office and Adudu/Azara road..

While here, Azara, commended the contractors handling the various projects and urged them to maintain the tempo.

The lawmaker also appreciated Governor Sule for awarding the contracts in order to ensure speedy development across the state.

He said that Governor Sule deserved commendation for the provision of road and other infrastructure in the state.(NAN)


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