Borno Govt awards N10.9 billion roads contract to Dan Nene Construction Company

Borno State Commissioner, Ministry of Works and Housing, Engr Mustapha Gubio,
Borno State Commissioner, Ministry of Works and Housing, Engr Mustapha Gubio,

 

By SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri –

 

Borno State Government has signed a contract of over 10.9 billion naira with Dan Nene Construction Company for the construction of 3 major roads of about 7.26 kilometres.

The occasion took place at the office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Works and Housing, Musa Usman Secretariat in Maiduguri .

Borno State Commissioner, Ministry of Works and Housing, Engr Mustapha Gubio, who signed the contract on behalf of the Borno State Government, said down payment of 40 percent contract sum have already been paid to the contractor with the assurance that as the work progresses subsequent payments would be made on the presentation of valuation duly vetted by the engineers on site.

Engr Gubio, added that with the 40 percent down payment, it is expected that much progress will be achieved within short period of time as well as timely completion of the projects.

The Commissioner said out of the contractors who applied for the work, Dan Nene Construction Company has been found suitable for the job and called on them to complete the project within the stipulated period of 8 month by adhering strictly to the specification of the project.

He also directed the consultants and engineers as well as stakeholders to always be on site to ensure quality and standard of work are adhered to strictly .

He thanked the state Governor Babagana Zulum for his developmental effort and for given the ministry all the necessary support and timely release of funds for execution of projects across the state .

The representative of the Construction Company, Mr Li Chao thank Borno State Government for finding them worthy to be awarded this contract and assured to adhere strictly to the specification of the project and ensure timely completion .

The Permanent secretary of the Ministry, Engr Ali Goni Lawan reiterated the determination of the ministry to ensure that all the necessary procedures for supervision and other technical advice or guidance would be adequately provided to aid the progress and quality of the work .

The Project Manager, Procurement Project Bureau of Public procurement, Babakura Bukar commended the Ministry for adhering strictly to all the contract procedures and that of the procurement laws.

The first road of 3.5 km is Shehu Umar Garbai/ Bursari Road from Shehu round about to link Baga Road at the state mechanical workshop,.

The second road measuring 2.4 kilometres is from Monday Market round about through Budum roundabout to Kofa Biyu. While the third one of 1.5 km Sultan Maimalar Road is from Idrissa Khadi junction to Sir Kashim Ibrahim Way through Budum round about.

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