By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURTâ€”Â INDIGENOUS contractors from Rivers State have failed to deliver on projects they are handling for the state government, Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has said.
The governor, who spoke during a state breakfast meeting with media men practising in the state, said beside the pace of work being slow, most of them failed to deliver to specification. According to the him, some of the jobs they did were very poor.
The governor said he had resolved to throw open the gate of the government to competent contractors, so the state’s funds were not wasted on poor quality jobs.
â€œJust show me any failed project, by the time you investigate, you will find out that it is being handled by a Rivers indigenous contractor. So we have decided to only give our jobs to qualified and competent contractors, irrespective of where they come from,â€ he said.
Amaechi added that allocation to the state from the federation account had dropped below the N10 billion mark, noting that fund was now a major challenge to the government.
â€œWith the fall in what comes from the centre, only God knows how we have been able to achieve what