KADUNA— Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State has said his administration would soon commence the review of all ongoing projects to ensure that they were completed on schedule.
Yero, however, threatened punitive action against contractors who abandoned their project sites.
He spoke while inspecting some projects in Soba Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, “the essence of the review is to ensure the completion of projects earmarked in the 2014 budget before the end of December.”
During the inspection, Yero assessed progress of work on the 28.8 kilometre Soba-Ikara road.
The governor asked the contractor to commence the second phase of work by laying asphalt and completing of the drainage.
He said: ”I can see that the first coating is completed. the second coating which is laying of asphalt should begin immediately. As a matter of urgency, I want this road completed and I want the 1.6 kilometre Soba township section to also be completed.
”There is no outstanding payment on this project, so I urge you to complete the work so that you can be paid the balance of the contract sum.”
Yero also inspected ongoing 2-kilometre Tashan Bokolo-Hayin Tudu road which had “been surface dressed with two bridges,’’ as well as the ongoing rehabilitation of Local Education Authority, LEA, Primary School at Lungun Soba where he expressed satisfaction with progress of work so far done.