Yobe Signs 4 Contracts

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

Yobe state government has signed an agreement worth 12.9 Billion naira with 4 contractors for the construction of 4 major routes in the state.

The agreement is sequel to the award of road projects by the State Executive Council in a meeting held recently in Damaturu.

Roads awarded are Yunusari-Yusufari, a distance of 50 kilometres double coat surface dressing, the 20 kilometres extension of trans-sahara route from Kafiya-Yunusari, and Gadaka-Godowoli road, which is a distance of about 36 kilometres double coat dressing with the bridge of 45 metres long at Ngeji and the rehabilitation of all the critically failed portions at the Girgir-Karage 40 kilometres road.

The state Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Lawan Shettima, during the signing of the contract on behalf of the state government said the 50 kilometres Yunusari-Yusufari road will cost 5.7 Billion due to desert nature of the area with a duration of 15 months to complete the project while Kafiya-Yunusari road which is a distance of 20 kilometres will cost 3.1 Billion naira will be completed within 24 months.

The Commissioner stated that the 36 kilometres Gadaka-Godowoli road will be constructed by Rig Rock Limited at the cost of 3.7 Billion naira with 26 months completion period while the 40 kilometres Girgir-Karage road rehabilitation work will be handled by EEC International at the cost of 353.9 million naira to be completed in three months.

He advised contractors to abide by the terms of trhe contracts as defaulters will be fined 100 thousand naira daily urging site engineers to ensure strict supervision saying government representative, the Ministry of Works will be visiting the site without notice in order to ensure quality execution of projects.

Lawan disclosed that more road projects will be awarded before the end of the year to open up the state for various economic activities.