Governor Tanko Al-makura has revoked the contracts of some abandoned projects in Karu Local Government Area of the state.
He made this clear while inspecting the uncompleted bridge leading to the popular orange market in Marraraba and the Mararraba-Kabayi road in Karu Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Al-makura, who expressed dissatisfaction with the level of work, believes the revocation will enable the projects to be completed before the rain sets in and also help ease the difficulties faced by traders and motorists.
“Having given the statutory 28-day notice to this contractor who has been working on this bridge for two years and he has not been able to meet up the timeline, I have hereby revoked the contract.
“We have already got someone who will embark on the completion of the contract with the same amount that is the balance of the contract sum.
“To fast-track the job we will give him half of the amount to ensure that work starts in earnest. I am giving him two months within which to complete this bridge,” he said.
He also revealed that the Ministry of Works had revoked the contracts for other projects in similar state, “We want to see what we can do to reduce the hardship the residents within the axis are suffering before the rains get too serious,” he added.