Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Fashola tasks contractors on delivery of quality road projects

By News Express on 17/05/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,537


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has urged contractors handling federal road projects to ensure delivery of quality and durable jobs.

Fashola gave the charge on Monday in Abuja at a meeting with contractors handling federal road projects across the nation.

He appealed to the contractors to ensure that their completed jobs conformed with international standards, as anything below standard would not be acceptable to the Federal Government.

“All of us must work together to build our roads as quickly as possible because we don’t have much time on our side.

“I appeal that you build to the standard that you would have built in your own countries.

“You should finish to the standard that you would have finished in your countries. When you complete any road, you are actually helping to build our economy.

“So, if it is not good enough for your countries, it won’t be good enough for Nigerians.”

Fashola also charged the contractors to ensure prudent application of the funds to help open up the economy by restoring lost jobs and creating new employment opportunities for the people.

He explained that the key focus of the ministry was “to return the economy to growth by creating jobs, especially in the construction and its ancillary chains.”

“We hope that when we disburse this money, it would go right to where it should go. It should go right back to work to provide jobs for our people.

“We need to know the number of people you are likely to recall to work and the number of people employed on your various sites.”

Fashola urged the contractors to ensure the provision of adequate safety equipment to protect their workers, because according to him, “construction that loses lives is not worth it. It diminishes all of us.”

He pledged the commitment of the Federal Government to continue sourcing for resources to deliver some appreciable progress to Nigerians before the end of the year.

Responding, Mr Nasiru Dantata, the Executive Director, Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company Limited, noted that the ministry had given assurance that funds would soon be released to service priority road projects.

He gave the assurance that as soon as the funds were made available; his firm would not only re-absorb retrenched workers, but would also hire fresh hands to beef up the number.

“We have assured the ministry of our readiness to go back to site. Many of us have already remobilised to several sites.

“We also assure the ministry and Nigerians that the thousands of people we disengaged would soon be re-engaged and we may have to actually increase the number of our workers at all sites.”

Also speaking, the Country Representative of CCC Construction Limited, Mr Bassam Kawash, promised that the companies would deliver quality jobs in accordance to specifications.

“Our priority is standard and quality, to ensure that all our jobs meet the required specification. Quality and safety remains our top priority in all the projects we have handled in Nigeria.”

NAN reports that the meeting was called following plans by the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to release N350 billion to service priority road projects across the country. (NAN)

•Photo shows Fashola.

Source News Express

Posted 17/05/2016 12:58:40 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Jang left debt of N222.3bn —Transition committee

Suicide bomber kills 128 at political rally

We’ll keep Buhari, APC on their toes —Intersociety...

FG ordered to produce Dasuki for trial

NIMET predicts thick dusty weather for today

Appointments: Buhari won’t sideline South-East, Shehu Sani assures...

Family, South African Govt. desert Mandela? •“Condition cause...

UBA strengthens brand affiliation on Nigerian campuses, unveils...

Give Dokubo a chance — Ex-Militant

Akwa Ibom children protest against State Government

Leave Buhari alone, he has violated no law,...

Ondo, Ekiti petrol dealers insist on selling above...

 

Latest News 18-year-old boy rapes 7 Ekiti Varsity students Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu, in certificate scandal Lawyer ambushes Python Dance 3 in court •Sues Buhari, Buratai, Malami, others Buhari, governors may clash with Tinubu over Ambode Oshiomhole, APC bow to governors, make U-turn on indirect primaries Delta establishes 6 IDP camps •To forward 2019 budget proposals to DTHA soon Southern, Northern leaders express fears over 2019 polls Plateau women protest half naked over military action Businessman sentenced 140 years for forging foreign cheques Stella Oduah dumps APGA, announces return to PDP Have we ever met before? Buhari asks new DSS boss Renewed attack in Nasarawa leaves 7 dead

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (395,081 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,058 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (307,652 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,124 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (231,637 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,329 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (199,543 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,176 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,255 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,109 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (157,822 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,643 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (62) Business & Economy (3,613) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (932) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,415) Interview (164) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (143) News (39,022) Opinion (1,108) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,663) Religion (869) Sports (1,697) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement