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Delta orders contractors to return to site

25 October 2013, 15:26

Asaba - The Delta Commissioner for Works, Funkekeme Solomon, on Thursday directed contractors working on roads in the state to move back to site.

Solomon, who gave the directive at a meeting with the contractors in Asaba, said that numerous road projects in the state needed to be completed before December 20.

He told the contractors to ensure that motorists and road users in the state enjoyed good roads during the yuletide.

Solomon also told the contractors that the government had made adequate provisions for their payments on completion of the projects.

"We desire to see a smooth state during the yuletide season and roads that are good for transportation of persons.’’

Solomon advised the contractors to take advantage of the favourable weather to maintain existing roads in the state.

The commissioner described the contractors as partners with the State Government in the execution of road projects in the state.

Solomon noted that any failure on the part of the contractors would portray the government in bad light.

"We, therefore, warn that contractors that are not performing to expectation may have their contracts revoked by government.

Responding on behalf of the contractors, Jean-Jacques Govanssian, the Managing Director of High-Tech Construction Company, assured the commissioner that contractors would complete the road projects on schedule.

Govanssian said that the contractors were happy that the State Government had made provisions for their payments when the jobs were completed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the contractors who were present at the meeting include Setraco Nigeria Ltd., Niger Cat, Palmira Construction Company and CCC Construction Company.

-   NAN

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