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Al-Makura Revokes N1bn Rural Road Contract After 7 Years


Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has revoked the N1 billion contract awarded to Stateco. Nig. Ltd for the construction of 13-kilometre road at Anguwan Zaria, headquarters of Akwanga West Development Area in Akwanga local government.

He made this known shortly after inspecting the Anguwan Zaria bridge which was part of the project, assuring that, “Triacta Nig. Ltd will do a feasibility study next week so that the state government will commence the work as soon as possible”.

The governor said his administration will ensure the early completion of the bridge before the rains peak, noting that the bridge,  which cuts through the centre of Mada land deserved prompt attention of government.

Speaking in the same vein, the special adviser to Governor Al-Makura on Rural Development,  Alhaji Mohammed Yahaya Wada, said the project was awarded on 20th March, 2009 by the then administration of Aliyu Akwe Doma.

Wada said the 13 kilometre road project encompassing the Anguwan Zaria bridge was long abandoned before the governor assumed office in 2011.

He explained that despite the constitution of a contract verification committee,  the governor visited the the project site and gave the contractor additional N20 million to ensure the speedy completion of the bridge to alleviate the most pressing need on the road.

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