Hon. Solomon Maren calls on FG to re-ward Panyam-Bokos-Wamba road contract

The House of Representatives on Thursday, urged the federal government to include the construction of panyam-Bokkos-Wamba road in the 2021 budget estimates and re-award the contract to a competent company.

The House also mandated it’s committee on works to ensure that the resolution is complied with the resolution were consequent upon a motion by the Member Representating Mangu/Bokkos federal constituency, Hon Solomon Bulus Maren, tittle re-award contract for construction of panyam-Bokkos-Wamba road, plateau State.

Maren in the motion, noted that the contract for constructing the road was awarded by the federal government in April 2017 to state company Nigeria Ltd, with the expectation that when completed, it would link the North East through plateau State to Nasarawa and Federal capital terrority, as well as help boost economic and Agricultural activities within the area.

He further started that the road was segmented into 3 phases namely, 1,2 and 3 respectively and the contractor handling phase (1) which is panyam-Bokkos-Daffo axis performed diemall, which made the Government to revoke the contract in November 2013.

According to Hon Maren, upon revocation of the contract, the contractor went to court challenging the decision but the matter was settled out of court in August 2018.


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