Kuje chair­man sets up con­tracts, pro­jects ver­i­fi­ca­tion c’ttees

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

The Chair­man of Kuje Area Coun­cil, Mr Ab­du­lahi Gal­adima, has in­au­gu­rated two sep­a­rate com­mit­tees to ver­ify con­tracts and Pub­lic Pri­vate Part­ner­ship (PPP) pro­jects un­der the past ad­min­is­tra­tion of the coun­cil.

The first com­mit­tee, which has nine mem­bers, would deal with con­tracts ver­i­fi­ca­tion mat­ters while that of PPP has eight.

The chair­man, while in­au­gu­rat­ing the com­mit­tees, urged them to find out why the coun­cil had N1.6bn con­tract li­a­bil­i­ties and owed salaries of work­ers.

He said that the coun­cil has in­her­ited nu­mer­ous lit­i­ga­tions over non­pay­ment of con­tracts fees, thereby pre­vent­ing his ad­min­is­tra­tion from ful­fill­ing its cam­paign prom­ises to the peo­ple.

“I have said, re­peat­edly, that the ad­min­is­tra­tion is not try­ing to witch -hunt any­body,” he said. “Rather, it is out to re­deem the coun­cil from its present sit­u­a­tion.

“The coun­cil is in de­fault of two months’ salaries to its work­ers, while ad­min­is­tra­tion has been se­ri­ously ham­pered,” he said.

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