The Federal Ministry of Works yesterday, clarified that the Lagos-Calabar Highway construction contract has not been awarded to Hitech, as reported by an online medium.
A statement by the Director (Information)
Press & Public Relations Unit, Federal Ministry of Works, Lere-Adams Blessing, explained that they were still in discussion on the matter.
“The Ministry has not awarded any such Contract nor has signed any such contract agreement with any company in this regard.
“The attention of the Ministry of Works has been drawn to an information reported online by a publication (not THISDAY), crediting a statement to H.E, Sen. (Engr) David Nweze Umahi the Hon. Minister of works as saying that the, ‘FG Awards Lagos -Calabar Coastal Highway to Hitech.’
“This information is totally untrue and misleading.
The general public is to please note and be well guided and for the records.”
The statement added, “The federal government has only recently opened a maiden discussion with the Engineering company- HITECH on this project, a second meeting is being considered to further access the possibility of the project being handled by them.
“The Ministry has not awarded any such contract nor has signed any such contract agreement with any company in this regard.
“To this effect, media organisations are to please ensure their facts are duly authenticated with the Federal Ministry of Works before putting out incorrect information to the public.”