Niger Gov’t call back contractors’ to sites

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Amidst the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Niger State Government has called back all contractors handling various projects to sites.

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello disclosed while inspecting some road projects under construction in Minna the state capital, said life cannot be put on hold because of Coronavirus

The Moris and Tunga low-cost 4-kilometre township road reconstruction projects were awarded in 2017 with 14 months completion period at the cost of 2.4 billion naira.

The contractor was mobilized to site in January 2019 with work at about 50 per cent completion.

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Governor Bello said normal life has to continue as it was not definite when the pandemic will be over, saying that as such government has moved on.

He called on those handling the various projects to observe all the precautionary measures put in place to avoid contracting and spreading the virus.

The Governor, however, expressed satisfaction with the level of work ongoing, adding that they would put pressure on the contractors to deliver the work on time before the rains set in.

The governor said any contractor found to be defaulting in executing their work in line with specification would have their contract terms terminated.

Projects inspected by Governor Bello include ongoing road construction at Morris Fertilizer Area and Tunga Low-Cost Road.

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