Ebonyi Blacklists 29 Contractors from Executing Projects

Ebonyi Government on Tuesday said it had barred a total of 29 contractors from executing jobs in the state.

Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Jude Okpor,  disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held on Monday.

Okpor said the banned contractors were those handling the ongoing housing estate at Izzo and Amaeze autonomous communities in Ishielu Local Government Area of the state.

“The council considered the report on the performance of different contractors, handling jobs in the ongoing estates for the resettlement of Izzo and Amaeze autonomous communities.

‘The council approved the blacklisting of 29 contractors for unsatisfactory performance, and barred them from executing further jobs in the state,” the Commissioner said.

On Effium and Ezza Effium communal crisis in Ohaukwu Local Government Area, Okpor said that the council had set up a Peace Committee, to bring peace back to the area.

He explained that the committee would liaise with the earlier constituted Implementation Committee and concerned line ministries, to actualise the Government White Paper on restoration of permanent peace to the people.

He said members of the Committee included Amb. Frank Ogbuewu as Chairman; Rev. Fr Abraham Nwali as Secretary and Senator Sonni Ogbuoji as a member.

Other members are representatives from the ministries of lands & survey; housing, works & transport and all members of the existing Implementation Committee.

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