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General News of Tuesday, 28 September 2021


Yahaya Bello lambasts Chinese contractor over poor job

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state play videoGovernor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has slammed the Chinese contractor, Changjiang Construction Nigerian Ltd, responsible for the renovation of the Kogi Specialist Hospital, Lokoja for a poor job.

Disappointed Yahaya was on a visit to ongoing projects across the state to access the level of work done.

The Governor noted that the poor quality of work is unacceptable and said that actions will be taken against the company.

“Work done is Zero! Honorable Commissioner for Works, Health, CMD, I am not convinced with what I am seeing here as far as the renovation is concerned. This has shown that you have no capacity.

“This is not GYB’s standard, I am a man of quality and everything I do as far as Kogi State is concerned in terms of project depicts quality and standard, World Standard!

“I cannot imagine that, this is where I am spending money.

“This job is supposed to have been delivered before now. In the first instance, you have delayed; you have breached that particular part of the contract,” he said.

Governor Yahaya also vowed to discipline with the person who company who recommended the Chinese company for the job.

He gave the contractor in charge of the project up till December 2021 to finish the project and deliver a better job and failure to meet the deadline will warrant more sanctions.

“So, I am holding you squarely responsible for this and we are going to take appropriate actions. And, I give you between now and December this year to go back and do this job properly.

“This is what we call `rub and shine’ and I cannot allow this to be used to describe me, I will never allow that.

“And, whoever introduced you to the state to be given contract, I will hold the person equally responsible. Because not even a supplier I recommend to do any job in this state.

“Is this the quality of the hospital in China, if you are sick will you be treated here, will you want to be admitted in this hospital, are we owing you?

“We do not owe you any dime and you think this is the kind of job you can do for us. You can do it somewhere else in Nigeria but not in Kogi State.

“If it was done like this before in Kogi State, not under GYB, not under my watch, I am not going to take that,” the Governor said.

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