The Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has signed contracts worth over N6 billion, following the state executive council approval a couple of days ago.
The development was disclosed by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello, in a statement on Monday.
According to the statement, 30 percent of the total amount, N1.7bn had already been disbursed to the contractors.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the awarded contracts are for the construction of the new Government Girls Academy, Kasarawa to be handled by Calder Construction Company at the rate of N2.401 billion.
Others include the new Abdullahi Bara’u Secondary School, Dogon Daji, worth N2.17 billion, awarded to Erbi Project Consulting Engineering; the construction of a modern sports arena and an indoor sports hall awarded to Qualitrends Global Solutions at the cost of N1.23 billion and N447 million naira respectively.
Speaking after signing the contract agreement, Mr Tambuwal charged the contracting firms to ensure that the execution of the projects are in accordance with the contractual agreements.
The governor, who was represented by the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Suleiman Usman, SAN, said the state government was committed to providing all necessary support and cooperation to the contacting firms in order to execute quality projects.
Mr Tambuwal called on the client ministries – Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education and Ministry of Youths and Sport Development – to ensure effective supervision of the projects.
He also appealed to people of the state to cooperate with the contractors in the discharge of their duties.
In his remarks, the representative of the contracting firms, Usman Banye, thanked the government for awarding the contracts to them, promising to execute the projects according to specifications.