By Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja
Kogi State government has approved the sum of N31 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of roads in the eastern part of the state and Lokoja the state capital.
The state government also approved electrical improvement for Agassa community in Okene local government and Ogori/Magongo council area of the state at a contract sum of N450, 275, 891: 00k
Addressing newsmen shortly after the weekly State Executive Meeting in Lokoja yesterday, the Commissioner for Works and Housing , Engineer Abdulmumuni Sadiq revealed that the contract for rehabilitation / asphalt overlay and construction of Idah/Iyano road with spur from Odogwu to Unable has been awarded to Gilmore Engineering limited at the total sum of N5, 772, 560, 605 .
Sadiq added that the rehabilitation and construction of Ankpa / Abejikolo road was also awarded to Messr Mo. TeX Engineering Service limited at the cost of N7, 724, 790, 741 : 15k while that of Shintaku / Gboko/ Dekina road will be handled by Messr Amirco Universal Concept limited at the contract sum of N6, 596, 666, 858 : 25k.
The Commissioner who disclosed that the sum of N20, 085, 018, 204 :40k will be expended in roads construction in the eastern part of the state , also hinted that the state executive council has awarded the rehabilitation and construction of Lokoja township road lot 1 to Messrs Munir Industries and Trade Nigeria limited at the total cost of N4, 791, 842, 543 :24k.
He added that rehabilitation of Lokoja township road lot II was also approved for Messrs Recon & Co. Nigeria limited at the sum of N2, 987, 734, 922 :00k just as the Lokoja township toad lot III was awarded to Messrs Ceelux Engineering Services limited at the cost of N3, 432, 886 335 :47k The Commissioner who charged that contractors on quality jobs execution , stressed that government will not condone any shoddy deals.