FG To Erring Contractors, Up Your Games Or Face Sanctions
The Zonal Director of the National Housing Programme in the North- West, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Architect Joseph Toluhi, has urged erring contractors handling the on going construction of housing project in Kebbi State to step up their games or face necessary sanctions.
He noted that contractors, who fails to perform diligently on the job will have to give way for others to be engaged, adding that relevant clauses in the contract agreement can be invoke for appropriate sanctions.
This was contained in a statement by the Zonal Director on Wednesday in Biriin Kebbi during the North-West inspection tour to the project site.
Toluhi stated that the federal government is committed to provide decent and affordable housing to its teeming population and reduce the housing deficit in the country, adding that the NHP project is designed for the medium income earners who have the affordable means to acquire these houses across the nation.
The National Housing Programme, Kebbi State consist of 76 housing units of 1bedroom, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms semi-detached bungalows, are being handled by 19 indigenous contractors.
In a similar development, the zonal inspection team led by Toluhi also visited the National Housing Programme site in Sokoto State to have on-the-spot assessment of the on going construction works which has reached 95 per cent completion stage.
“I must say that I am pleased and happy with the level of progress of work on this site because we have a very high level of competition. Most of the building here have been completed”. He noted that out of 20 contractors engaged, 12 of them have already been completed while four are yet to be roofed.
According to him, “this means, we are ready to move into these buildings. The infrastructure such as water supply, road arterial and water supply have reached a very high level of completion”.
The Team Leader in Sokoto State, Mr lliya Kastuda also confirmed that construction work has reached 95 percent completion, adding that there is provision of worship centers, school, market to give necessary comfort and police post to ensure adequate security within the housing estate.
The zonal Director and other officials of the Ministry inspected a similar project in Gusau, Zamfara State, which is put at 65% completion stage. He however expressed disappointment in the poor quality of job done, stressing that government will not tolerate sub-standard jobs from any contractor.
SECTION IV DUALIZATION OF KANO MAIDUGURI ROAD SECTION IV POTISKUM DAMATURU
Section IV Dualization of Kano Maiduguri Road Section IV Potiskum Damaturu
FASHOLA GAYA EMIR SANUSI OTHERS AT THE FLAG OFF OF THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ABUJAKADUNA ZARIAKANO DUAL CARRIAGEWAY IN KANO
Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSAN4th right Deputy Governor of Kano State Prof Hafizu Abubakar2nd rightMinisters of State Hon Mustapha Baba ShehurirightPermanent Secretary Works Housing Mr Bukar Mohammed4th leftChairmanSenate Committee on Works Senator Kabiru Gaya 3rd leftManaging Director Julius Berger Nigeria Plc Mr Wolfgang Goetsch 2nd left and others during the flag off of the Reconstruction of the Abuja KadunaZariaKano Dual Carriageway in Chiromawa Toll Plaza Near Kano State on Tuesday 26th June 2018