Connect with us

Politics

Borno Govt awards N4.5 billion contract for the construction of first ever flyover in Northeast

Published

on

Borno government awards N4.5 billion contract for the construction of first ever flyover in northeast

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

 

The Borno state government has awarded the contract for the construction of first ever Fly over Bridge in the Northeast to the Eighteen Engineering Company ( EEC) at the cost of N4, 287 billion.to be constructed in Customs area, Maiduguri, the state capital.

While signing the contract on behalf of the Borno state government at the Musa Usman Secretariat on Tuesday, the state commissioner for Works, Arch. Yerrima Saleh said ” today we are going to witness a historic ceremony of the signing and awarding of contract for the Construction of Fist ever Flyover brudge in the Northeast at Customs area in Maiduguri at the cost of N4, 289 billion to the EEC to be completed in 18 months starting from December’s 3019.”.

” the construction of the Flyover was as a result of his Excellency concern for the difficulty in tragic Jarm in Post office and Customs areas, it could be recalled that immediately after his swaerning in the governor took a visit to Post Office area and promised to construct a Fly ovet. Today in fulfilment of that promise we witnessing this occasion “, he added.

He said ” the contract for the construction of the Fly over was approved by the state Executive in the last ExCO meeting that the construction of the Flyover to commence immediately in Custom area..we had a meeting with management of EEC and agreed to execute the contract in18 months without assitional cost according to the design at the stipulated time and quality”.
.

Speaking at the occasion, the Borno state Commissioner for Finance. Alhaji Adamu Lawan said “I congratulate the EEC for wining thus contract . the state government is willing pay as at when due, we are not going to default in payment. With the construction of flyover in Maiduguri, Maudugri is going to migrate from rural city to Modern city”.

In his remarks, the Birno state commissioner for Information, Alhaji Babakura Abba Jatau urged Maiduguri residents to be patriance during the period of the construction, as the project will put Maiduguri them in some temporary difficulties but after the 18 months they will smile because it will ease traffic in the area.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of works, Engr Ibrahim NJidda said ” the signing and awarding of the contract for the construction of Fly over in Customs area is a great landmark in the history of Borno state and the Northeast in general, as it is the furstever flyover in the region

Resoonding, on behalf of the EEC company, Mr. Qin Weiguo thanked the Borno state government for considering them worthy of the contract saying that ” I assured you we are going to do our best to construct a befitting Flyover in custom area within the stipulated time and quality. We will work hand in hand with the government to ensure successful completion of the flyover “.

 

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Politics

Gov. Zulum seeks forgiveness of Borno residents for his shortcomings, outbursts.

Published

on

Gov. Zulum seeks forgiveness of Borno residents for his shortcomings, outbursts.

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has asked for the forgiveness of his outburst while reactiing to some challenges facing the state, since he assumed office as Governor of the state.

It could be recalled that the governor have been reacting with outburst while trying to find solutions to problems such extortion at the checkpoints, hoarding of petroleum among other issues.

Gov. Zulum in a State broadcast at Government House, Maiduguri, yesterday said: “ I acknowledge with thanks those well spirited individuals
who spoke of my occasional outburst and other shortcomings in good faith.

While I hold no grudges against anyone, I sincerely seek your forgiveness for the shortcomings outburst action and inactions before during the global COVID-19 crisis.” the governor added.

He said “I have remained focused since my assumption of office on May 29, 2019 solemn pledge to ensure peace and security in the state. This is as well to reposition the state on the path of development.”

The task envisaged is herculean and enormous requiring sacrifices,
commitment and resilience.
“We’re making frantic efforts to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and provide mechanism for their independent means of livelihoods.” he further explained.

I ensured that all good advises heeded to e i wil try to accept . I hold no grudge against anyone, I sincerely seek
your forgiveness for the shortcomings to ensure good governance and better quality of life for our people.,” governor Zulun.said.

He said the state government is a principally people-oriented with

broad based participation.

“lHe said our doors a open for consultations and worthwhile advises to take our state to the next level,” he said, while thanking everybody for the
concern shown for his life personally.
According to him, we will do all it takes to ensure better quality of
life to the people and prosperity of state.

 

Continue Reading

Politics

Covid -19; Borno Electoral Commission Suspends LG Elections indefinitely

Published

on

Corona Virus: Borno electoral commission suspends LG elections indefinitely

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Independent Electoral Commission, (BOSIEC) has suspended the proposed Local Government Elections 2020 till further notice, as a result of the banned on public gathering inline with the federal government directives in its efforts to curb the spread of the Corona virus.

The chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdu Usman while briefing journalists at the headquarters of the BOSIEC Maiduguri on Wednesday, said ” taking note of the advised of the Federal and state government committees on the control of the Corona Virus and the banned on gathering which involves more than 50 people, the commission has hereby indefinitely suspend the proposed local government election 2020″

He said ” the BOSIEC had on the 9th of Match 2020 issued a notice of Election into the 27 local government councils in Borno state. The notice of the election started on the 10th of March,2020 to 13th June, 2020  which is shefuled dates of the preparations and elections into the local councils of the state”.

“Taking into cognisance of the fact that the next activty in the tine table which is primaries elections of the political parties involves large gathering, whuch will go against the directive on the pendermic corona virus, the commission has decided to suspend all the remaining sctivitues n the time table indefinayrly inline with section 26 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). The rescheduled time table will be released as soon as the situation is brought under control”, he added.

The chairman said ” so far the commission has roll out the election time table, met with the political parties, what remains is the primary elections of the political parties which is scheduled to take place between 8th April, 2020 to 15th Aptil 2020. But however, all activities relating to the election is hereby suspended till further notice”.

While regretting the inconvenience the postponement would cause all political parties in the state and the general public, Alhaji Usman said “the commission wishes to appreciate the cooperation and support of all stakeholders and good people of Borno state

 

Continue Reading

Politics

Covid -19 ; IBDFM suspends MCPD, Inductions, investitures

Published

on

COVID-19: IBDFM Suspends MCPD, Inductions, Investitures

The Periscope reporter

The Governing Council of the Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management IBDFM Tuesday, announced the indefinite suspension of the Institute’s programmes.

In a press release issued by the Institute’s Registrar and Secretary of Council Mr. Sukana Danjuma Tusha, the suspension of the programmes was to mitigate the risk of Corona Virus Diseases; COVID-19 global pandemic.

“The 26th and 27th MCPD Programmes, Inductions and Investitures of Fellowship earlier scheduled for 28th March and 4th April 2020 at FCT- Abuja and Gombe state respectively, stand postponed.

“Meanwhile, the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Prof A.A. Aminu has advised all members of the Institute to adhere strictly to the health and safety tips laid down by medical and health professionals on social distancing, respiratory hygiene (when sneezing or coughing) and regular washing of hands with soap and clean water as well as applying alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

“Aminu further advised the members to report any suspected case of Coronavirus to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) whose mandate is to prevent, detect and respond to threats of infectious diseases across the country.

“Members can contact the NCDC through their connect centre as follows:

Toll Free Number: 08009000010
WhatsApp: +234 (0) 7087110839
SMS Number: +234 (0) 809555577
Call: +234 (0) 7036708970

“While regretting any inconvenience this decision might cause our esteemed members across the country, be assured that it was taken in the overall safety and well-being of the entire members of the Institute,” the registrar said.

The registrar has assured that the resumption of all the programmes of the Institute would be announced as soon as the Coronavirus would have been contained.

 

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2019 Daily Hint News.