Minna - The Niger Government on Monday signed a N2.5 billion
contract with a Chinese firm, China Zhonghao Nigeria Limited, for the
construction of Shiroro bridge over River Kaduna
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Development, Alhaji
Mu’azu Bawa, who signed the contract on behalf of the state, said the construction of the
bridge had become necessary, to open up the area and
enhance socio-economic activities.
He said that procurement procedure had been followed to ensure due
process was strictly adhered to in the execution of the project.
Bawa said the contract was awarded to the company based on its proven
track record in handling projects of such magnitude in the country.
He urged the firm to work in accordance with standard and
specification to achieve the desired goal, saying that expectation
was high on the early completion of the project.
The commissioner tasked stakeholders, especially the host
communities, not to see the project as government business alone
and urged the communities to partner with the company to ensure a smooth
take-off of the project.
Bawa, however, warned that the contractor would be made to refund the
money to the state government if performance was not in line with