Contractors abandon N7bn NDDC projects
Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs. Ibim Sememitari, has said that contractors handling about road contracts in Imo State have abandoned projects after they were paid more than #7billion.
Sememitari, who was accompanied by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri, Kingsley Uju, an engineer, and other NDDC officials, made the disclosure to the Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, at the weekend, in Owerri, after inspecting some of the 272 projects being executed in various parts of the state.
She wondered how people could collect funds and abandon the jobs they were paid to execute, including Avu- Etekuru Road, in which the contractor collected N1 billion, and Isinweke Road which links Imo to Abia State, in which N6 billion had been paid to the contractor, without any commensurate service. She therefore vowed that they would be made to face the full wrath of the law. “No contractor that defaulted will go scotfree,” she said.