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Kano govt revokes road contracts, approves N2.3bn for LG election

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Kano State Executive Council has revoked the contract awarded to Messrs Tiamin Multi-Services Global Limited for the rehabilitation and asphaltic overlay of Ahmadu Bello Way for non-performance and lack of timely completion.

The council therefore approved the award of the contract to Messrs Traiacta Nigeria Limited at the cost of N1,240, 637,737.50.

Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who dropped the hint while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the council meeting held at the Government House, Kano, said so far, 15 percent advance payment amounting to N84,957,172.88 has been released to the contractor while about 12 percent progress was achieved.

He said following the reconciliation of account between the state government and the contractor’s engineer, the reconciliation certificate indicates a negative value of N11,392,124.88 against the contractor and a balance of 10 percent retention money amounting to N3,006,103.75 in favour of the contractor, pending the expiration of the defect liability period.

Garba said the scope of the project comprises, among others, site clearance, scarification of existing failed surfacing, excavation and removal of bituminous sections, fill material, demolition of failed ring culverts, box culverts and block work drainages, provision of sub-base and crush stone base, prime coat, provision of asphaltic binder and wearing courses.

The commissioner also announced that with the resumption of schools, the council has approved the release of N169,567,990.06 to the state Senior Secondary School Management Board to cater for nine weeks feeding, logistics and monitoring of students writing the National Examination Council, NECO, and the National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies, NBAIS, examinations.

He said the number of students sitting for NECO and NBAIS is 12,171 and would be fed for nine weeks during their stay in school at the cost of N1,591.01 per head, which translates to N161,146,990.06 with logistics and monitoring at N20,000×39 schools for nine weeks for NECO totaling N7, 020, 000 while that of NBAIS at N20,000 for nine weeks stood at N9,599,722.06.

He said following the release of itinerary for the conduct of the January 16, 2021 local government council election, approval has been given for the purchase of sensitive and non-sensitive materials to the tune of N2,365,469,525.

Garba pointed out that in the spirit of shared and collective responsibility in governance, the funds, as recommended by the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, would be shared between the state and local government on a ratio of 55 percent and 45 percent which translates to N1,301,008,238.75 and N1,064,461,286.25 respectively.

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