Works Ministry contractors cries out to Tinubu to wade into unpaid debt
Scores of aggrieved Contractors of the federal ministry of works have cried out to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to come to their rescue on the non- payment of paying of monies for jobs completed.
Led by Mr Bolarinwa Akinpelu, the contractors in a statement particularly called on the President to prevail on the Minister of Works, Engr David Nweze Umahi to do the needful as soon as possible.
The contractors wondered why the case of the ministry of works is different in spite the fact that the office of Accountant General of the Federation had recently released N57 billion for contracts funded through the national budget.
They said it beats their imagination that the works minister is yet to settle their monies for work done.
They claimed that monies are released on a monthly basis in line with World Bank’s bottom-up policy where details of all works completed are always sent to the office of the Accountant General which in turn, release money for payment.
According to them: “We collected facilities for these projects and need to pay back. Now that the projects have been delivered with certificate of completion made available, why is Umahi delaying the payment since he has received the money from the AG’s office?
“Everything people see is mere window dressing. Umahi rarely treats file and only those with connection have their files treated” he said.
“Contractors want to avoid a show down or even litigation with the minister and the ministry hence our appeal on him to urgently pay us our money for projects delivered and certified okay”.
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