By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
The Plateau State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development has awarded three contracts for the production of a Master Plan for the Nyak-Shendam Community and the construction of road at West of Mine and another leading to the headquarters of the Immigration Service in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The three projects are expected to be completed and commissioned by Governor Simon Lalong before the expiration of his tenure on May 29, 2023.
Governor Simon Lalong through the
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development Hon. Idris Gambo while signing the agreement held at the ministry in Jos the Plateau State capital, said the projects will consume the sum of N319 million Naira.
He said the Master Plan for the Nyak-Ajikamai area of Shendam LGA out at N100 million Naira, became necessary as it is meant to upgrade slums in the proposed Nyak-Ajikamai. The area is the site of the proposed Federal Polytechnic.
The road projects located within the Jos Metropolitan city awarded at the cost of “N94 million Naira for West of Mines” is to decongest the already busy city centre as alternative routes to traffic, while the road leading into Immigration Headquarters in the state is put at N125,” respectively.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Daniel D. Lange charged the contractors to adhere strictly to specifications as contained in the contractual agreement.
He cautioned them from engaging any third party, as correspondences must solely be directed to the commissioner and in the event the commissioner is not available, the Permanent Secretary will always attend to any issues.
The contractors handling the projects, Town Planner Stephen Hirse of Steel Consult handling the Nyak-Ajikamai Master Plan, and Ahmed Abdulrasheed of LATOKEM Nig Ltd handling the rehabilitation of West of Mines Road project as well as Iyanda Alao of Centre Field Nig Ltd, handling the road construction leading into Immigration headquarters,
assured of delivering quality work within the time frame .