“Charges Contractors to Execute Qualitative Work
By Shu’aibu Isah Gachi
Contracting Companies handling various developmental projects across the 34 Local Governments of the state have been charged to execute qualitative job as contained in the contractual agreement.
The commissioner for local governments and chieftaincy Affairs, Prof. Badamasi Lawal Charanchi drooped the hints while inspecting some developmental projects executed in Daura, Mai’adua and Sandamu local Government Areas of the state.
Professor Badamasi Charanchi who further called on the contractors to strictly adhere to the bill of quantity provided to them for the execution of standard work in their various sites.
The commissioner explained that the purpose of the inspection visit was to assess the level of work so far executed based on bill of quantity provided to ensure that qualitative and standard work executed.
During the visit, at Daura local Government, Prof. Charanchi inspected the renovated one block of two classrooms at Madobi Village Primary school awarded at the cost of N4million, the Primary school has over 600 pupils, 14 classrooms with 7 teaching staff.
He further stressed the need for the local council to include the renovation of other blocks of classrooms in the second phase of the project to enhance conducive atmosphere of teaching and learning.
Prof. Badamasi Charanchi also directed the management of the school to forward request to local education Authority for the provision of additional teachers, pledged to donate three bundles of materials to enable less privilege pupils have school uniform.
While at Mai’adua, the projects inspected include the general repairs of 5OO KVA transformer, 460 metres drainage at Kwangwalan Town.
Other ongoing projects inspected by the commissioner and his entourage include 10.5 kilometres feeder road and electrification project from Gwajo Gwajo to Unguwar Jibo village.
The road project was awarded at the cost of N16 million, as already 50% of the total of contractual cost was released to the contractor.
The ongoing wall fencing of Mai’adua Divisional police Headquarters awarded by the local council at the cost of N20 million was equally inspected by the commissioner and his entourage.
According to him “Mai’adua local government has been allocated with over N58 million naira for the execution of various human oriented projects”.
At Sandamu local Government, the projects inspected include 175 kilometres Drainage at Shaiskawa quarters and the ongoing construction of 16 shops at modern tomato Market in Danfako village.
The commissioner further revealed that Sandamu local Government was allocated with the sum of N72million for the execution of various development projects and already 50% of the earmarked amount was provided to ensure execution of quality work.
The chairman of Sandamu local council, Alhaji Usman Nalado explained that the local council requested for execution of 32 projects and already projects implementation committee was constituted to ensure execution of quality work from the contractors handling the projects.
In their separate remarks the chairman of Daura local council, Alhaji Bala Musa Daura and his Mai’adua Counterpart Alhaji Mamman Salisu Na Allah acknowledged the commitment of Governor Dikko Umar Radda for reviving local Government services to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of people at the grassroot.
They assured of total compliance with all the technical advises and observations made by the commissioner and Engineers for the execution of standard work.
Hotpen reports that, in all the local governments visited, the commissioner stressed the need for execution of standard work and assured that the state government would periodically release funds to local councils for execution of human oriented projects.
The commissioner was accompanied during the inspection visits by the permanent Secretary, Directors and other officials from the ministry.