MINISTER THREATENS TO SANCTION POLICE PROJECT CONTRACTORS
THE Minister of Police Affairs, Mr. Humphrey Enemakwu Abah, has warned contractors handling police projects nationwide to either deliver or have their contracts terminated and blacklisted.
He gave the warning while on a pre-commissioning visit to the newly constructed aircraft hangar of the Nigeria Police at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
According to the minister, while the current administration would not tolerate project abandonment under any guise, it would also not accept poorly executed projects.
Abah, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, James Odaudu, commended the contractors handling the project on the architectural design of the hangar but, however, demanded improvements on some aspects of the structure before its commissioning by President Goodluck Jonathan.
The minister, who was accompanied by the Ministry's Permanent Secretary, Bukar Goni Aji and Inspector General of Police, Hafiz Ringim, charged officers and men of the Police on the need to improve their maintenance culture. He also promised to undertake on-the-spot assessment tour of police projects nationwide to ensure quality and timely delivery.
The hangar has the capacity to accommodate eight helicopters and one light jet at a time and was equipped with a 500 KVA stand-by power-generating set, a fuel dump, water plant, VIP lounge, offices and a staff canteen.