Kebbi governor goes angry as road repaired for N500m develops potholes

Kebbi governor goes angry as road repaired for N500m develops potholes

- Governor Atiku Bagudu is not happy that the roads he fixed with N500 million have developed potholes

- Governor Bagudu warns that he would not take it lightly with any contractor who performs below expectation

- The governor reaction followed a complaint by a top traditional ruler in Kebbi state over the conditions of the roads recently repaired

The governor of Kebbi state, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, on Tuesday, September 4, got angry and issued a warning that his administration would sanction contractors who failed to adhere to job specifications.

‘‘I will not tolerate poor execution of work from any contractor,” Bagudu said according to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

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The governor reportedly gave the warning in Birnin Kebbi, a statement by his chief press secretary, Abubakar Dakingari, said.

The statement said the governor issued the warning after he received a complaint from the Emir of Zuru, Muhammadu Sami, on the poor execution of township roads by the contractors.

Governor Bagudu also faulted the state engineers for poor monitoring of ongoing projects across the state and warned them to live up to their responsibilities.

He appealed to communities to always report erring contractors to his office for appropriate action.

“My administration is constructing 367 kilometres of road network throughout the state, with Sakaba- Dan-Kolo Road in Zuru Emirate as the longest.

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“I am not happy about the rehabilitation of Maga-Ribah Road where the government expended more than N500 million but potholes have started resurfacing,” he said. earlier reported that the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, explained why the federal government decided to expand the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Vanguard reports.

The minister who was on an inspection of government infrastructural projects across Nigeria inspected two sections of the expressway: from Lagos to Shagamu Interchange and Shagamu Interchange to Ibadan.

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