Reps declare Julius Berger unfit after receiving N200b for three landmark projects - Welcome to Uju Ayalogu's Blog

Breaking News

Post Top Ad

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Reps declare Julius Berger unfit after receiving N200b for three landmark projects

Reps declare Julius Berger unfit after receiving N200b for three landmark projects

The House of Representatives Committee on Works has frowned at the slow pace of work by Julius Berger Construction Company in handling of the Second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan and the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Road projects.

The Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Abubakar Kabir (APC-Kano), said it might be impossible to complete the projects for commissioning by the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration.

Kabir made the observation after receiving submissions from Julius Berger on all three projects at a committee meeting in Abuja.

READ ALSO:   Of Salami, Malami And Magu

He said: “With the slow pace of work going on, there is no way that President Buhari will commission the Second Niger Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano Road projects during his tenure.

“Julius Berger has shown its unfit and unprofessionalism in the manner and way it has handled these projects.”

The committee also accused Julius Berger of irregularities in securing the contracts as it was without due procurement process.

The committee lashed out at the construction giant for failing to speed up the projects, even after being paid N200 billion upfront by the Federal Government for the projects.

The committee said the Second Niger Bridge was awarded for N206,151,693 billion, Kaduna-Abuja Road N155 billion, while Section 1 of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was awarded for N134 billion.

The lawmakers suggested that the road projects be split and shared to other companies to guarantee speedy completion.

The lawmakers also promised to prevent any interested party from re-looting the “Abacha Loot” earmarked for the projects.

READ ALSO:   I'm Talking To My Children, Not You – Pastor Adeboye Blast Critics

Are you an artiste? Do you want your music to go viral and reach a large number of audience? Promote your music and Submit your story on Ujuayalogusblog.com by clicking here. For Advert Inquiries Tel/+44(0)7590363984

For More:   Subscribe to Ujuayalogusblog.com

Share This

No comments:

Post a comment

Post Bottom Ad

Pages