FG to Reassign Itobe-Ajaokuta-Okene Highway Contract

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SWITZERLAND, JANUARY 05 – The Federal Government has revoked the contract for the reconstruction of Ajaokuta-Itobe-Okene highway in Kogi State. The government decision was made public Saturday by the Federal Controller of Works in the state, Engineer Kajogbola Olatunde while speaking with newsmen shortly an assessment of the Ajaokuta-Itobe Bridge which was alleged to have suffered structural defect.

Engineer Olatunde said the contract was revoked due to underperformance by the firm handling the project, Scoa Motors.

He said the contract would be rewarded to a more competent contractor. He said the federal government was unhappy with the slow pace of work by the contractor even after he was being adequately mobilized.

The Controller pointed out that the contractor has shown little competence to handle such magnitude of work and that the federal government in response to concerns of commuters have no option than to rearward it to a more competent contractors.

On the Ajaokuta-Itobe Bridge, he said it has not suffered structural defects but vandalisation of the electrometric rubbers covering the expansion joints.

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