Enugu Reviews Terminated Contracts, Approves N2.9bn


Enugu State Executive
Council has approved over  N2.9 billion  for the completion of some roads in the state which initial contracts were terminated because of poor performance and failure of the contractors to meet required specifications.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chuks Ugwoke, while briefing journalists at the end of the council’s meeting presided over by Governor Sullivan Chime at the Government House, Enugu.
According to Ugwoke, the sum of  over N1, 2 billion was approved by the council for the completion of Amaetiti Achi – Umuagu Inyi – Awlaw Road, adding that the contract was awarded to Greyline International Limited.
He  added that over   N1.7 billion was also approved by the council for the completion of  Eke – Ebe – Egede – Affa – Akpakwume – Nze – Aku road, pointing out that the contract was reawarded to Arab contractors.
The  Commissioner  further stated  that the state Exco also approved the extension of the Enugu virtual streets (land transformation agenda) project to Benjamin Knight Associations Limited at the Sum of  N200 million.
He noted with satisfaction that the first phase of the project would cover Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government areas, adding that other important part of the project implementation is property enumeration, among others.
Ugwoke  further  disclosed that the council approved a new Enugu State Public Service Rules which should be recommended for adoption and used by the various public services in the state.
The Council, he said, approved a draft bill for a law to establish Information and Communication Technology Agency laws for the transformation of the state into a knowledge-driven economy and  amended the Enugu State Road Traffic Management Authority.