Kano State Pays Outstanding Contract Debt from 2014 of N600 Million

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His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR today distributed reawarded letters to contractors who were given contracts to construct classrooms and supply instructional materials in 2014 by the previous administration worth N600Million but due process wasnt followed.

After assuming office in 2015, SUBEB briefed Governor Ganduje on this development and the governor directed them to review all these contracts, and they realised that over N200Million worth of projects were not even started. Out of the remaining N400Million that were certified, first set of N254Million contracts for the construction of 60 blocks of classrooms accross the state have been selected today, and are being reawarded new award letters.

Governor Ganduje said that today its a win win situation for both the state and the contractors, that they were able to find a common ground, and he added that his administration has giving priority to the completion of abandoned projects which is why today he is reawarding contracts worth N254Million to these 15 contractors to complete such abandoned projects.

The Governor also stated that the 2nd phase is to complete the schools for islamic studies and schools of technology all accross the 44 local govts in the state, including Yusuf Maitama Sule University which also has alot of uncompleted projects at its permanent site, but all abandoned.

Salihu Tanko Yakasai
DG Media & Communications
Government House Kano
December 10, 2017