The gas-to-power initiative of the Federal government is currently threatened as one of the major gas plants under construction, the Utorogu NAG-2 gas plant, might not come on stream due to the non-payment of the subcontractors by the major contractor, Makon Engineering and Technical Services. 
According to the subcontractors, Makon is owing them monies for about six months, for services they rendered without the requisite mobilisation fees.
The subcontractors who are threatening to disrupt the commissioning of the plant called on the APC-led Federal Government to look into their plight before things get out of hand. 
 Some of the aggrieved subcontractors who spoke to newsmen, weekend, on the ugly development threatened court action and blamed the Managing Director of Makon Engr. Oluseyi Makinde, for allegedly channeling monies meant for the project into his governorship race in Oyo State.
They claimed that Makon was paid by Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC , in January with enough monies to pay for services rendered but all the monies were alleged to have been expended by Chief Makon, who was the candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the April governorship election.  
They described Makon’s failure to pay its subcontractors promptly as a self-afflicted malady and as customary, adding that it was a disgrace to the advocates of the local content policy of the Federal Government.   
It would be recalled that a similar showdown with subcontractors was in May 2013, and this according to one of the subcontractors, who spoke to our correspondent in confidence, called on Makon and NPDC to look into the plight of the subcontractors who rendered services even without mobilisation.
He said, “Makon should settle its subcontractors because the company would not have gone this far in the project if not for the perseverance of the subcontractors who took financial risks where Makon have been unsuccessful with banks.”


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