Zulum govt awards N2.8B Maiduguri roads contract

Governor Babagana Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum

By Yakubu Uba/Maiduguri

The Borno Government of Babagana Zulum has awarded N2.8bn contract for construction of 8.2 kilometres Maiduguri township roads.

Mr Ali Goni-Lawan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, stated this at the signing ceremony of the contract on Saturday in Maiduguri.

Ali Goni-Lawan said the roads located within Maiduguri metropolis would be handled by an indigenous firm, Obtuse Tech Enginering Construction Limited.

Goni-Lawan explained that the tender for the projects was advertised in September last year. The company won the bid.

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“The construction work is from Baga Road market – Jajeri – Umarari- Bulabulin with another one linking Texaco – Churchkime – Abdu One Road at the total cost of N2.81 billion

“These projects were approved by Gov. Babagana Zulum, and is expected to be completed for commissioning before the end of 2022.

“Substandard work will not be compromise by the present administration, therefore, I enjoined you to do a thorough and good job,” he said.

In his remarks, the Managing Director of the company, Mr Umar Sheriff-Lawan, said his company has been in the construction business for the past 10 years in the state.

He assured the deployment of the company’s experienced and professional team to execute the job within the stipulated time.

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