Chibok federal road for completion in 90 days – Borno Govt

Maiduguri, March 20, 2017(TNE): The 34 km Chibok-Nbalala- Damboa road is expected to be completed within three months, the Borno Government indicated on Monday.

Alhaji Adamu Lawan, the Commissioner for Works, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Maiduguri.

Lawan said that contract for the construction of the road was awarded few years ago by the State Government.

“It is actually a Federal Government road, but we felt that the state could come in to end travellers’ nightmare due to its terrible condition.

“The State Government therefore awarded the contract to Cumex Nigeria Ltd a few years back, but the contractor fled  barely few days after moving in due to the Boko Haram insurgency.

“Now that peace has returned to the area, government rewarded the contract to another firm without additional cost”.

He said equipment had been moved to the site for commencement of work.

“Gov. Kashim Shettima has ordered that I relocate to the area to supervise the work.

“We are certain that work will be completed in line with the mandate,” he said.

Lawan said since the state was handling the project on behalf on the Federal Government it would seek reimbursement at a later date.

He added that technical officials from Federal Ministry of Work had been involved to ensure quality job at the end of the project.

”We have two engineers in Damboa at present supervising the preliminary work, and God willing, we will complete the work in 90 days,” he said.((TNE)

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