Ikom Water Project: Cross River, UK firm sign N3.7b agreement
A UK firm, Lilleker Brothers and the Cross River State Government, recently, signed an agreement for the execution of over N3.7 billion in respect of World Bank Assisted Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project for Ikom water supply scheme.
Governor Liyel Imoke who spoke at the signing ceremony for the 500 cubic meters water scheme in Calabar expressed delight at the project.
Represented by his Deputy, Mr. Efiok Cobham, Imoke urged the contractor to deliver on specification, bearing in mind the need for global quality and timeliness.
He stressed the critical role of water in the life of individuals, saying that upon completion of ongoing water projects, 80 percent of the people of the state will have access to potable water supply that will immensely improve their living conditions.
Commissioner for Water Resources Engineer Elemi Etowa disclosed that 12 global companies bided for the job and that Lilleker Brothers was chosen as a preferred bidder after a transparent process.
He added that the scheme was one of the largest to be executed in the state.
According to him, the project would not only benefit Ikom but other adjoining communities.
Managing Director of Lilleker Brothers, Nig. Ltd, Engineer Trevor Ralton, thanked the government for the confidence reposed in the company and promised to deliver on specification.