FG vows to prosecute contract defaulters

Posted by News Express | 6 April 2017 | 1,901 times

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•Presidential aide Okoi Obono-Obla.

The Nigerian Government has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to comply and forward names of contract defaulters to the office of the Special Assistant (SA) to the President on Prosecution.

Okoi Obono-Obla, the Special Adviser to the President on Prosecution, said all contractors who failed to execute awarded contracts over the years would be prosecuted.

He was speaking to newsmen in Calabar.

According to Obono, the process would enable the government pay contractors who have executed their projects.

He further said the government is still committed in fulfilling its promise by ensuring all indigenous contractors who were owed after the completion of their contracts will be paid.

An earlier letter to the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the SA had reportedly forced some contractors to return to site.

The latest letter according to Obono-Obla, is the reaffirmation of the commitment of the government to rid the public service of corruption.

“We have written to FERMA to forward list of contractors who have failed to executive respective contracts/jobs over the years. They are to comply with the directive 14 days upon receipt of the letter”.

“This is part of the frantic efforts of the Federal Government to settle indigenous contractors who have duly executed their respective contracts accumulated over the years.

“However, contractors who have received payment and are in default of executing the contracts would be brought to book,” he said. (TV360 Nigeria)

Source: News Express

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