Niger state Govt. dares COVID-19, recalls contractors to site

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Gov. Sani Bello inspecting a road project in Minna

Amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Niger state Government has recalled all contractors handling various projects in the state to site.

 Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, announced this while inspecting some road projects under construction in Minna the state capital.

He said that life cannot be put on hold because of COVID-19.

 A statement by Mary Noel-Berge, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor obtained by Summit News, said Gov. Sani Bello, maintained that normal life and government should move on as it was not definite when the pandemic will come to an end.

One of the road projects in Minna

He called on those handling the various projects to observe all the precautionary measures put in place to avoid contracting and spreading the virus.

The governor, however, expressed satisfaction with the level of work ongoing, adding that his administration would put pressure on the contractors to deliver the work on time before the rains set in.

He  said  that any contractor found to have defaulted  in executing its work in line with specifications would have his contract terminated.

Projects inspected by Gov. Abubakar Bello, include ongoing road construction at Morris Fertilizer Area and Tunga Low-Cost Road.

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