The Kebbi Government has on Tuesday awarded contracts worth N1.46 billion for construction of 108 kilometres stretch of roads in Jega and Bagudo Local Government areas of the state.
The roads are Dan-Warai – Geferu road-Inwala – Dumbegu road and rehabilitation of Kaoje -Illo road in Jega and Bagudo Local Government areas of the state.
Alhaji Atiku Bunu, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, disclosed this in Birnin Kebbi while signing the contract agreements with China Zhonghao and Abmusta Construction Engineering Nigeria Ltd.
“The Dan-Warai – Geferu road is eight km and awarded to the Abmusta Co. at the cost of N784 million, while the 2.4km Inwala – Dumbegu road is awarded to the Chinese company at the cost of N283 million.
“Similarly, the rehabilitation of 97 km Ka’oje-Illo road is also awarded to the Chinese company at the cost of N402 million,” he said.
Bunu said the projects were expected to be completed within 12 months period.
He urged the contractors to do quality jobs based on the contractual agreements.
“You should also ensure speedy execution of the projects in line with the agreements,” he said.
The commissioner said the road projects were indications of the commitment of the incumbent administration to better the well being of the people of the state.
“When the projects are completed, they will ease transportation problems facing communities in Jega and Bagudo areas,” he said.
In their separate remarks, Alhaji Umar Babangida, the General Manager of Ambusta Company, and Mr Wei Meng, the Project Manager of the Chinese firm, assured the state government that the projects would be executed on schedule.
They thanked the state government for patronising their companies. (NAN)