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Delta to blacklist contractors over failed projects

By Festus Ahon

ASABA—DELTA State Government has vowed to blacklist and persecute any contracting firm whose project does not stand the test of time.

The state Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye,  who stated this at a meeting with contractors in the state, told contracting firms to take their jobs seriously, reiterating that their jobs must not fail within their agreement period with the state government.

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Urging them not to compromise standard even when under pressure from supervising engineers, Augoye said shoddy jobs would be seen as sabotaging efforts of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration towards ensuring better  lives for all Deltans.

Warns farm tank owners

Meanwhile, the state government has given farm tank owners two weeks ultimatum to get more fire service trucks and set up a taskforce to monitor the activities of  truck drivers outside their loading stations to guide against selling and spilling diesel on the road.

Issuing the ultimatum during a meeting with tank farm owners in Warri South Local Government Area on how to synergize on maintaining and decongesting traffic caused by heavy duty trucks plying the NPA Expressway, Shagwolo, Ubeji and Ode Itsekiri axis, Augoye and his counterpart in the Ministry of Transport, Mr. Vincent Uduaghan, said the meeting became a necessity following the recent fire outbreak that destroyed property worth millions of naira at the Shagwolo/Ubeji road axis.

They said the safety of the residents of the area was paramount, instructing  the tank farm owners to get their own tankers park and desist from parking on the roads and bridges.

They enjoined  them  to use a maximum of 40 tons capacity trunks instead of the 60 tons capacity trucks, lamenting that they were destroying bridges on the Trans Warri/Ode Itsekiri  road.


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