- A contractor has returned to site to complete a road project after threats from the federal government
- The road contract was initially awarded in 2012 without anything to show for it
- The ministry of works had in an advert recently threatened to revoke the contract if the contractor failed to return to site
A report by Daily Trust indicates that after the federal government threatened to take action, the contractor handling Zing-Yakoko-Monkin road in Taraba has returned to site seven years after abandoning the project in the state.
According to the report, the federal ministry of works and housing had in an advert recently threatened to revoke the contract if the contractor failed to return to site.
In the same vein, the yard constructed by the contractor along the project site, which was over grown by grasses, has been cleared and construction materials brought in by the contractor.
The project director, Engineer Ahmad Shehu said the contractors would start earth moving work and equipment will be brought in soon.
He revealed that the total length of the road project awarded to the company was 7.0 kilometers at the cost of N1.043billion and not the N41.045 billion alleged.
Meanwhile, the communities in the area have welcomed the resumption of work on the road.
A member of Monkin community, Alhaji Musa Hamisu, explained that that road project was abandoned for seven years and nobody explained to them the reason.
He advised the federal government to set up committees to visit project sites especially those located in the rural areas to see if the projects were executed or not.
Roads across the country have gone from bad to worse in recent times.
The situation is made worse by contractors who elope with government money after getting contracts.
Some who carryout the contracts, build sub-standard roads so as to get more financial gains.
The country's minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, riled up Nigerians recently when he declared that Nigerian roads are not as bad as some citizens make it seem.
According to the minister who is a former governor of Lagos state, the condition of Nigerian roads are merely being exaggerated by the citizens.
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