Niger govt. vows not to compromise quality and standards of road projects, warns contractors

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Project update of Maje-Kwamba Road

Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, has vowed that his administration would not compromise on quality and standards of road projects being handled by various contractors in the state.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Mrs. Mary Noel-Berje, made available to SummitNews, said the warning was handed over to the contractor handling the rehabilitation of Maje-Kwamba Road, in Suleja Local Government Area of the state when members of the Infrastructure Monitoring Committee went on a tour of the project site.

According to the statement, the governor had earlier intimated the committee on the identified defects which have to do with side drains, stone pitching laying, and the road shoulders, saying that they are not in consonance with the scope and specifications of the contract agreement.

Gov. Sani Bello, however, said he was satisfied with the asphalt laid, and urged the contractor to make necessary efforts towards addressing the anomalies.

The contract which is in segments is also expected to address ecological problems on the road.

The governor restated that his administration would not compromise on quality and standards, despite the advent of the rainy season.

Monitoring Committee face-to-face with project manager

The Project Manager Mr. Paul Ubong, assured the governor that the firm will correct the observations made as they are critical, explaining that the scope of the work includes stone-based work of 2 Kilometres, 2 Kilometres of drains construction and 4.3 square metres of stone pitching.

He noted that despite the unfavorable weather due to the rains, work is progressing at the project site.

The Infrastructure Monitoring Committee is headed by Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe, who is also the Chief of Staff to Gov. Sani Bello. Other members of the committee were drawn from the   relevant ministries, departments and agencies.

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