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FG gives contractors carrying out urgent projects a three-month ultimatum

The federal authorities has given contractors finishing up 260 emergency tasks a three-month deadline to finish and ship the tasks or threat termination of the contract.

The Minister of Public Works, David Umahi, issued the ultimatum throughout a gathering with contractors and federal Public Works regulators on the ministry’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

In accordance with a press release signed by the Particular Adviser (Media) to the Minister, Orji Uchenna, the emergency tasks, allotted within the 2023 supplementary price range, are geared toward restoring the serviceability of essential federal roads throughout the nation.

Nevertheless, roughly 37 contractors have achieved few or no undertaking supply milestones because the contracts had been awarded.

The minister warned that contractors who fail to be successfully current on the development web site by July 10, 2024, could have their contracts terminated.

He additionally ordered that any contractor whose work stays unfinished for greater than three months should search permission for an extension of the deadline from the Federal Ministry of Public Works.

The minister mentioned: “Persons are struggling, the president is having sleepless nights making an attempt to repair our highway infrastructure to assist our financial system, and individuals are getting jobs and they’re telling us tales.

“There have been jobs awarded by this ministry prior to now and cash has been paid, and the contractors have held on to the cash and mentioned it was a safety concern. Did you not know in regards to the safety scenario earlier than you bought the job?”

Everlasting Secretary Yakubu Kofarmata confused that the period of contractors delaying supply of contracts for years after mobilisation is full is over.

He charged contractors to embrace the brand new spirit of “Nigeria first” and prioritize the pursuits of the nation.

“Truthfully, we’ve got a stake. It’s in regards to the Nigerian nation. Now we have no different nation than Nigeria. Imagine me, we are actually urging the Honourable Minister to cease contemplating this VOP and augmentation as a result of there isn’t any cause after you will have been given a letter of award, to return and say that you’re ready for six months for cost. Please allow us to take into account the nation first. As soon as we put Nigeria first, you will note that issues will change,” he mentioned.

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