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The Minister of Special Duties, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (rtd.), has called on contractors working on government projects across the country to sit up.

The minister, who was speaking in an exclusive interview with our correspondent shortly after he assumed office, said that government would not take it lightly with any contractor that fails to perform his duty after collecting money.

He said the mandate giving to all the ministers by Acting President Goodluck Jonathan was to go and perform; taking into cognisance the fact that time was not on the side of the regime.

He said since his ministry would be in charge of monitoring of government projects, the minister said that he and officers of the ministry would be on the road most of the time to make sure that the contractors perform.

He said, 'The mandate from the acting president is very clear: we must go and perform our duties because time is not on our side.

'That means that contractors must sit up and do their job as stipulated in their contract papers. Nigerians and government want value for their money.

'Since we are going to be in charge of projects monitoring, we are going to on the road most of the time. I can assure you that we are capable of doing this job satisfactorily.'