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Yahaya Bello reprimands Chinese contractors over substandard job



Yahaya Bello reprimands Chinese contractors over substandard job

By Stephen Adeleye

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Monday reprimanded the Chinese contractor responsible for renovating the Kogi specialized hospital in Lokoja in Lokoja for carrying out a substandard project and delaying delivery.

Bello lambasted the contractor during an assessment visit to some ongoing projects across the state, adding that the poor quality of work was unacceptable to the state government.

The governor, while criticizing the Chinese company Changjiang Construction Nigerian Ltd, also expressed his disapproval with the relevant ministries and parastatal agencies for the poor quality work done by the contractor.

“The work done is zero! Honorable Commissioner for Works, Health, CMD, I am not convinced of what I see here with regard to the renovation. It showed that you have no capacity.

“This is not the GYB standard, I am a quality man and everything I do regarding Kogi State in terms of the project represents quality and the standard, World Standard!

“I can’t imagine that, this is where I spend the money.

“This job is supposed to have been delivered before now. In the first place, you delayed; you violated that particular part of the contract, ”he said.

The governor, however, gave the contractor a deadline until December to make sure they correct every lousy job done, while promising to hold accountable those who recommended and certified the company for the job. .

“So I hold you fully responsible for this and we will take appropriate action. And, I give you by December of this year to go back and do this job properly.

“This is what we call ‘rub and shine’ and I can’t allow that to be used to describe myself, I never will.

“And, whoever introduced you to the state for a contract, I will hold that person equally responsible.” Because not even a supplier, I recommend doing any job in this state.

“Is this the quality of the hospital in China, if you are sick, will you be treated here, would you like to be admitted to this hospital, do we owe you?”

“We don’t owe you a cent and you think that’s the kind of work you can do for us. You can do this elsewhere in Nigeria but not in Kogi State.

“If it’s been done like this before in Kogi State, not under GYB, not under my supervision, I’m not going to accept that,” Bello said.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that Bello also visited other on-going projects in the states to ensure work was going as planned with contractors on the ground.

Some of the projects he inspected included the Ganaja Junction flyover, the Niger River embankment projects at the Old Market, the GYB School of Modern Sciences, Adankolo, the reconstruction of the Paparanda Square-Nataco Junction township road. .

Bello also visited the construction site of the Gegu-Beki General Hospital in the Kogi local government area, among other projects.

However, he was satisfied with the quality of the work carried out at the Ganaja overflight and at the modern science school GYB.

The governor said infrastructural developments, among other aspirations of Kogis, remained the priority of his administration.

Source: NAN

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