Monday, June 21, 2021

Revoke Mubi-Gwoza road contract, Adamawa Reps beg Buhari


Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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House of Representatives members from Adamawa State have unanimously called on the Federal Government to revoke the contract for the construction of Mubi-Gwoza road due to an alleged poor performance of the contractor.

Speaking with some select journalist in the state, on behalf of the lawmakers, Adamu Kamale, the member representing Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency, said the call had become necessary in view of the snail-paced execution of the contact being undertaken by Rhas Nigeria Ltd.

The lawmakers also stressed that from all indications the contractor lacked the capacity to execute the N18 billion road project.

Mr Kamale said: “The five members of the State Assembly, two members of the House of Representatives from this zone are urging the Federal Government to revoke this contract from this company due to its inability to execute this road contract within the time frame.”

According to him, the quality of the work done so far and the company’s capacity to satisfactorily execute this contract leaves so much to doubt.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated his concern and commitment to ensure that all Nigerian roads are fixed and there is no way we will allow his good vision to be derailed.

“We must ensure that implementations of people-oriented projects like this one are done to the latter for our people to benefit from the dividends of democracy,’’ he said.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the collapsed Dilichim wooden bridge, which is part of the contractor’s job to fix, is still in disarray after having been bombed by Boko Haram insurgents two years ago.

One of the residents of these communities, who preferred not to be named, disclosed that they are finding it difficult to link to Michika and Madagali local government areas due to the collapsed bridge

“We are now cut off by this collapse and many people are now stranded; people are not finding it easy to come to Michika and Madagali, just as it is to go to Yola and other parts of Adamawa,’’ he lamented.

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