The Niger State government has terminated the contract for housing projects at Bida and Kontagora areas in the state occasioned by the failure of the contractors to meet specifications and deadline.
State Commissioner for Land and Housing, Alhaji Hassan Abdullahi, remarked at a press conference in Minna that the move was necessitated by the desire of the state government to ensure speedy completion of the projects for the benefit of the people.
The Commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Alhaji Yakubu Ibrahim, noted: â€œThe state government t of Niger state has approved the revocation of mass housing project at Bida and Kontagora on the grounds of failure to meet contractual agreement earlier agreed upon.â€
He explained that the sum of N1.7 billion is required to complete the housing projects at the two locations, noting that the outstanding work in the projects is the completion of basic infrastructures in the estates.
â€œThe amount of money to complete the remaining work at both sites is N1.7 billion which is expected to cover the infrastructural facilities like perimeter fencing, road walks and police post.