DICKSON REVOKES N42BN NEMBE-BRASS ROAD CONTRACT
By Samuel Oyadongha
YENAGOA- Bayelsa State governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, has ordered the revocation of the Nembe-Brass road project worth N42 billion being handled by Moreno Construction Company, citing incompetence and lack of technical capacity as major reasons for the decision.
The governor also terminated the Tombia-Etegwe Road contract, linking the university town of Amassoma and the multi-billion naira Shell Petroleum Development Company SPDC Gbaran-Ubie Gas Gathering Plant to mainland Yenagoa.
The decision to revoke the road projects was taken at the State Executive Council meeting in Yenagoa.
One of the contractors, Moreno, handling the Nembe-Brass Road project had allegedly received N6.8 billion from the state government with nothing tangible on ground to justify the huge sum of money collected.
The other contractor, Enerco, handling the Etegwe-Tombia Road project, was awarded the contract in 2007 as a joint venture between Shell and Bayelsa State Government.