Kano State government terminates N5.3b road contracts
Kano State government has cancelled four major ongoing road contracts.The roads are phase two dualization of Kofar Dawanau-Dandinshe-Kwanar Madugu Road awarded to TIAMIN Multi Services Global at the sum of N1, 255, 606, 028.49 billion and dualization of 5km roads in Ungogo and Warawa local governments being handled by FNL Engineering Ltd at the sum of N1, 487, 482, 688.30 and N1, 204, 783, 620.67 respectively.
Other roads which contracts revoked are Kofar Sidi Ahmad to Kofar Dan ‘iya Aminu and Kofar Wambai; Kwarin Akuya, Dan Rimi, Sabon Birni Kurnar Asabe in Bichi and Fagge local government areas, all awarded to Messrs Tiamin Multi Services Ltd. at a total sum of N357, 693, 159.10 million.
Kano state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba told journalists at a press briefing that the revocation of the projects were part of the outcome of the weekly executive council meeting.
Garba said, the all the projects upon their expiration date were not concluded largely due to contractors’ inability, despite collecting respective advance payments of N204, 327, 916.69 and N96, 276, 398.50.He cited the cases of Bichi and Fagge roads, which were awarded on August 2, 2017 and November 13, 2017, with completion period of four months and 14 months respectively.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner revealed that council has approved the payment of N198, 550, 000.00 for Postgraduate Research Grant to Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil and the sum of N60, 000, 000.00 million for the university to conduct its 5th Convocation and investiture of the vice chancellor.
He said the sum of N55, 000, 000.00 million was okayed for the procurement of solar power facilities in 10 selected health centres in the state, while approval has also been given for the conduct of general renovation works at National Diarrheal Training Unit located at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital.
The commissioner pointed out that the council has approved the release of N30, 382, 005.94 for the construction of drainages and related measures to address problems of floods at Saya Saya town in Albasu local government.as well as the sum of N38, 904, 640.00 for the construction of Ado Bayero Road Network, Dorayi Babba in Gwale local government area.
Also hinted was the approval of $63, 000 has been given for the payment of books, health services dining and visa renewal fees in respect of 14 state sponsored MBBS at SSIMS and RC, Davangree, India and payment of $15, 000 one way ticket in respect of 15 state sponsored pharmacy and radiology students who graduated from Six October University.
“It also approved the release of N201, 994, 738.76 million for the construction of Odutola Street in Sabon Gari of Fagge local government area. The council has also approved N34, 693, 788.00 million for the expansion of Bichi Township water supply, while the sum of N19, 967, 700.00 million has been okayed for the conduct of 2018/2019 Mass Livestock Vaccination Exercise, Rabies in dogs Contagious Bovine Pleuro-Pneumonia (CBPP) in cattle and Paste Des Petit Ruminant (PPR) in sheep and goat.“Government has magnanimously approval the sum of N15, 160, 000.00 million for the conduct of IJMB examination, affiliation and marking fees for 2018/2019 session at Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso College of Art and Remedial Studies (CARS), Tudun Wada”, the Commission explained.