N3bn paid as part of contract sum for senatorial road – Bayelsa govt
Bayelsa State Government, said, Sunday, that N3 billion was paid to Chinese Civil Engineering and Construction Company, CCECC, as part of the contract sum of N31 billion for the construction of the Yenagoa-Oporoma Road.
Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, in a statement, explained that the N3 billion was not for site clearing for the road as reported in the media.
He said: “CCECC had put in a bid for the contract alongside other notable firms and after going through the tender process, including Due-Process scrutiny and assessment, were awarded the contract for the entire road,” adding that site clearing was never awarded as a separate contract as was reported.
“The current administration did not spend N403 million to buy vehicles for top government functionaries as was also reported in the press. The vehicles in question were actually meant for the State Protocol Services to be established soon by the state government and not top government functionaries,” he said.