Tunde Bolaji – minna
Barely three weeks to the end of the year 2018, the governorAbubakar Sanni Bello led administration of Niger State has awarded contracts worth over N10 billion.
The contracts was for the construction and rehabilitation of some township roads as well as electrification projects to address some critical infrastructural decay in the state so as to ameliorate the plight of the citizens.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe at a press briefing after the state executive council meeting held at government house, Minna .
However, while fielding questions from journalists, the Commissioner maintained that the work will soon commenced.
According to the commissioner nine memos was presented by his ministry and after all consideration, approval was give by the state executive council.
Alhaji Balarabe added that it has approved the contract for the construction of road from Erena bridge and its network roads to Traicter Nigeria limited at N3.6 billion.
On the sources of funding the projects,he stated that it was capture in 2018 supplementary budget stressing that the up grading and ashfart over lay of 5,000 metres road from Emirs palace to GRA in Kontagora at N726,107,568:85k was awarded to Traicter Construction company.
While the contract for the rehabilitation of selected roads in Minna awarded to Moon town Nigeria limited to the some of N2.402 billion, the roads includes; Idi road in Anguwan Daji, Tunga police station road, Abattoir road and others.
The state government has also approved the contract for the rehabilitation of Zungeru town road considering the historical town which is 7 kilometers surface dressing at the cost of N757,353,279:38k to Product Company limited.
According to him, it has awarded the contract for the construction and rehabilitation of Kagara township road that is 8144 km to Enaco Nigeria Ltd at the rate of N857,889,939:07k, while the rehabilitation of 10km road between Tegina to Kontagora by Traicter Nigeria Ltd to the tune of N1.735,297,698:75k.
The Commissioner further said that Mokwa township roads awarded to Mahada Best Nigeria Ltd at the cost of N716,201,604:00k and electrification of Kontagora- Rijau to Omark White Company which is 132 by 33KV, 7.5 construction of MBA at N487,268,875:00k.
Balarabe also announced that the ministry through direct Labour will embarked on the 33KVelectrification line extension from Gidan Mongoro to Ibeto and replacement of its vandalized cables along the route by using the ministry technical staff at N97,782,160:00k.