The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has terminated a road contract in Aguata Local Government Area, over alleged incompetence of the contractor.
Soludo, who paid an unscheduled go to to the road building web site on Sunday, described the corporate as incompetent and missing the capability to ship on the job.
Although, the title of the corporate dealing with the road undertaking was not talked about, however a video of the governor’s go to to the location has been circulating on the web.
It was gathered that the road contract is a federal freeway that leads from the governor’s group to Ekwulobia Town, each in Aguata Local Government Area.
The governor, whereas talking to the undertaking supervisor on the undertaking web site mentioned, “Just take off all these items (gear) as a result of this contract has been terminated. I simply known as the commissioner for works and I’ve advised him that this contract has been terminated.
“See what you’re doing. I’ve terminated the contract, and you’re speculated to return the cash you had been paid. Useless firm! We gave you this contract on the idea that you’re an indigenous firm, however see what you’re doing. This is what we see. You blocked the whole freeway, and no person can go by. Now, I’m going to my hometown, how do I’m going? This is a federal freeway.
“For months, you blocked the road, even for folks to go via the opposite freeway, you blocked the road.
“This job was supposed to have been finished in October, and that was the contract you were given. Other companies that were given the same contracts like you have all delivered.”
The governor didn’t take heed to any plea, as he rejected each clarification from the undertaking supervisor on the location that the road had peculiarities that made it tough to ship on the applicable time.
“There are other very difficult terrain, and the contractors have delivered. I have terminated the contract and there is nothing you can tell me about it. Take off all your equipment from this place and move out because another person is coming to take over the job. If you continue, it is at your own risk because we are not paying you a dime, instead, we are asking for a refund,” the governor said.
Efforts to get the reactions of the governor’s Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, proved abortive as he didn’t reply to calls nor messages to his phone line as of the time of submitting this report.