WARRIâ€”IN its bid to speed up the infrastructural development of Ijaw oil bearing communities in Delta State, the Egbema/Gbaramatu Central Development Committee (EGCDC), created by Chevron Nigeria Limited weekend, awarded over N400 million contracts to14 different contractors in its mandate areas in both Warri North and South-West local government areas.
Chairman of the EGCDC, Mr. Edmund Doyah-Tiemo, charged the various contractors not to divert the projects money to other uses, as he was determined to bring the dividends of democracy and rapid growth to the people of the communities to give them a sense of belonging.
He promised to terminate the contract of any contractor that defaults at his own risk, andÂ charged them to execute their jobs to specification with high quality materials, warning that shoddy jobs would be rejected
Mr. Doyah-Tiemo, who described the projects as legacy projects for all times, gave the contractors one week within which to mobilize to site, with a 6-month completion date in view because the money for all the jobs were ready and would be promptly paid as milestones were achieved.
Stating the resolve of the EGCDC to actively co-operate and render all necessary support to the contractors, Mr. Doyah-Tiemo further charged them not to offer bribes to any council member in job execution.
The contracts so awarded are in the areas of provision of portable drinking water, landing jetties, electrification, hospitals, classrooms blocks and staff quarters, as determined by the communities themselves.