Jos Nigeria: The Federal Government has resumed the construction of the earlier abandoned Mangu-Bokkos-Wamba road.
The project contract was awarded on 19th April 2007, to STATECO Nigeria Ltd, at the cost of N5,338,200,930.90, with a 24-month tenure.
It was however revoked in 2012 for falling below 20% completion.
This was after over 66 months, with two extensions granted over the contract period.
The construction firm handling the project immediately instituted a suit against the Federal Government thus preventing its re-awarding.
After 8yrs however, “the litigations which had stalled the progress of work on the Panyam-Bokkos-Wamba road have been resolved,” Hon. Solomon Maren, the Member representing Mangu-Bokkos Federal Constituency in the Nigerian National Assembly disclosed, Monday.
“What is now left is for the FG to reaward the contract to a more competent firm”, Maren said in Mangu and Bokkos while launching his 2020 constituency empowerment program.
Currently, work according to him is ongoing at the phase 3 of the project which is Wamba-Wanze road.
The feat, Maren said was achieved through his synergy with his APC Colleague and Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps, Idris Maje and the Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen.
Maren who distributed 60 wheelchairs, 4000 Mathematics and English textbooks to 100 schools, N2million educational support to 200 students, 150 irrigation water pump machines and 300 bags of fertilizer to farmers called for support for government through “constructive criticism” to enable it deliver on its mandate.