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Plateau: Contractor appeals to government for intervention on land compensation.


Umar Abdullahi,Jos

A contractor handling Tudun wada linking Kabong community of Jos ,Chief Chinedu K.Okponwa of the Jolex construction company has decried that compensation to land owners ,water board serving pipelines and the raining season also contributed to  the challenges of ongoing dualization of mado ,kabong road.

Okponwa assured the people of completion of the road in time in other to ease transportation of goods so as to maintain standard.

Speaking to journalists at his office along British American Junction while reacting to allegations of using fake and substandard construction equipment.

He stressed his company will maintain  higher standard in handling contract  award to him by government and also  debunk rumours pointing out that the company is embarking on  substandard road construction .

According to him, the company have done almost 25% of the project so far by  carry out series  of blasting of rocks to pave ways for quick passage from channel 7 down to Gero junction.

"We are face with the  problem of how to compensate  some communities because there are so many houses on narrow road which demand compensation during and before commencing  the construction work properly

The CEO explained the critical situation the company is undergoing due to constant rainfall which will affect  quality of  job on the road network .

Okponwa condemned how people play politics with sensitive issue ,we have  ministry of works  as supervisory body well as maintaining good relationship with the state government.

He disclosed that  compensation is to take place between the communities,PHCN and water board , but the cost implication is worrisome which the government are still on discussion with the private owners.

The Chief Executive officer said,"We have done escavation on drainages there and we  discover  pipelines  which belong to water board  underneath and we are calling on the appropriate authority to fast track the process of removing those pipes".

He ,therefore, appealed to the host communities to be patients with the men on the site handling the project because any good works will take a little time.

They should also be cooperating and be supportive to us in order to move the bond and tie of our togetherness for the progress of plateau state.

Plateau: Contractor appeals to government for intervention on land compensation. Plateau: Contractor appeals to government for intervention on land compensation. Reviewed by UMAR YUNUSA SUFI on 5:32:00 am Rating: 5

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