Revoke Zaria-Pambegua Road Contract, Group Urges FG

Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing

By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria 

The Equity Alliance has appealed to the Hon. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr.  BabaTunde Raji Fashola to revoke the  rehabilitation contracts of Zaria – Pambegua road and Zaria – Hunkuyi – Kafur – Gidan Mutum Daya Road, as a result of negligence  and  poor performance of the  contractors.
The appeal was made in a statement issued to newsmen in Zaria, signed by the  Group Chairman of Equity Alliance,  Magaji A. Baba.

They said that they have gone round the sites of the roads to ascertain the level of progress the work has reached. 
He said what they saw is very disappointing, despite the fact that contracts were awarded  two years ago.

“This has led to the serious problems that resulted to loss of lives and property as a result of accidents.”

According to the statement, the work has not exceeded 10 pee cent progress and it is substandard, particularly the mix ratio on the drainage work and some pot holes on newly reconstructed  parts which show incapability of the construction companies handling the projects. 

The group lamented that the 88km road from Zaria  to Pambegua has taken a long time to complete without  any justifiable reason.

While advising the Minister to take all the necessary measures to revoke the contracts and award to serious and competent contractors to do the work, it warned that failure to take action within  three weeks, the group will file a suit against the Ministry and the contractors in a  court of law.


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