Shema awarded N7bn con­tracts in ‘funny way’– Masari

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina

About N7 bil­lion liability on con­tracts that were awarded by the im­me­di­ate past ad­min­is­tra­tion are be­ing ver­i­fied, Gover­nor Aminu Masari has said.

Speak­ing af­ter in­spect­ing an on­go­ing project, Masari said most of the con­tracts were awarded by the past ad­min­is­tra­tion in a “funny way” and that it was af­ter they had lost the elec­tion.

He lamented that all the roads con­structed in the state in the past two years have washed off.

“The past gov­ern­ment, fully aware of the dwin­dling rev­enue de­cided to award th­ese con­tracts but we shall do all we can since it has been en­tered into on our be­half to en­sure it is done ac­cord­ing to spec­i­fi­ca­tion, he said.

He added: “Few days ago, we met with the con­trac­tors since an agree­ment has been en­tered be­tween us to know what is on ground and how best to go about en­sur­ing the right thing is done”, he said.

From left: Corps Mar­shal of FRSC Boboye Oyeyemi; Com­man­dant of Nige­rian Defence Academy, Ma­jor Gen­eral Mo­hammed Ta­siu Ibrahim; and the Deputy Com­man­dant, Air Vice Mar­shal Emeka Okoye, when the corps mar­shal vis­ited the academy to sign a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) on the FRSC and the Academy's col­lab­o­ra­tion on driv­ing in­struc­tors.

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