- A contract awarded to a former governor of Kebbi state, Adamu Aliero, has been revoked by the Zamfara state government
- The contract was revoked along with several others by Governor Bello Matawalle at an executive council meeting on Wednesday, December 18
- The Zamfara state government said the decision was taken because the contractors did not do a good job and some had already abandoned the projects despite collecting a huge amount of money for it
The governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle, has revoked the contracts awarded to a company - Alliance Trading Company Limited - owned by a former governor of Kebbi state, Adamu Aliero.
The Cable reports that the contract worth N25 billion was one of the many contracts revoked by Governor Matawalle during an executive council meeting on Wednesday, December 18.
It was gathered that some contracts worth N27 billion which were awarded to China Zhonghao in 2013 and 2018 were also revoked.
In his response to the action by the Zamfara state governor, the commissioner for works in the state, Ibrahim Isa, said all the affected contractors have been asked to return the funds or face prosecution.
Isa said the government of the state took the decision to revoke the contracts because they were not properly executed.
He also added that some of the contractors had already abandoned the projects given to them despite collecting a huge amount of money for it.
“China Zhonghao was also awarded another 84 boreholes rural water scheme phase two worth over N27.694 billion in 2018 and was paid N14.477 billion but has abandoned the contract just at 13% completion,” Isa said.
He also said that most of the contracts were awarded to the contractors by the former governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari.
“Alliance trading was awarded N25.992 billion contract for rural electrification across the 14 local government areas in 2013 and was paid N22.599 billion but the company abandoned the contract after reaching just 67% completion," Isa noted.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former lawmaker who represented Kogi West senatorial district had accused his successor of trying to divert some of his contracts.
Dino Melaye alleged that Senator Smart Adeyemi had visited all the ministeries and agencies were he has projects in the constituency.
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