Benue threatens sanction on defaulting contractors

Dr Samuel Ortom

Dr Samuel Ortom

BENUE State Government has threatened contractors with sanctions for abandoning work after collecting mobilization fees. It gave them ultimatum to return back to work within one week.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Development and Cooperatives, Tsenongo Abancha, who slammed the order at Tse-Wombo- Gbor in Katina- Ala Local Government Area of the state during inspection of electricity projects in the area as well as at Mbatom, Ayua, Ikowe and Amaafu, expressed disgust with the lackadaisical manner the construction firm, CCII Marketing Nig. Ltd, Jos handled the projects.

At Ugba-tse Orbiam Village in Logo Local Government Area, Abancha decried the poor quality of work on the electricity awarded to the above company even as the firm has been paid 80 per cent of the contract sum but without any appreciable work.

Meanwhile, Benue State House of Assembly, yesterday rose from its sitting with a resolution to summon the Commandant, Nigeria Army School of Military Engineering (NASME), Makurdi, to appear before it next Monday to explain why innocent citizens of the state were attacked and properties worth millions of Naira destroyed by suspected officers of the command without provocation.

Ruling on a motion brought before it by the member representing Makurdi North constituency, Mr. Martins Aza, the Speaker, Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange also directed that all the civilians allegedly involved in the shooting of a Soldier be arrested and brought to book in accordance with military rules and laws of the land.

Ikyange, on behalf of the House condemned in totality the brutal, crude, unprovoked attacks and destruction of properties by soldiers of NASME on its host community for the fourth time.

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