Due to the general public uproar over under performance of the SCOA Motors, the professional handling Itobe- Ajaokuta -Okene highway in Kogi State, Buhari led Federal Government has actually withdrawed the contract, which will certainly be re-awarded to a much more qualified professional.
According to Federal Controller of Works in Kogi State, Engr. Olatunde Kajogbola, while performing an instant evaluation of the Itobe Bridge, which was stated to be experiencing architectural problems.
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Kajogbola stated the Federal Government was displeased with the slow-moving rate of job by the professional also after he was appropriately mobilsed for the task.
He decried the activities of the professional, which had actually revealed little skills in managing the job, mentioning that the Federal Government, in feedback to weeps of travelers, had no choice than to re-award it to a much more qualified firm.
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The controller clarified that the contract to rebuild the 60km highway was checked in 2015, however regreted that after 5 years, no significant job was done, which demanded the cancelation of the contract.
He lessened anxieties of the participants of the general public on the claimed architectural problems of the Itobe Bridge, claiming the only trouble the bridge had was the vandalisation of the electrometric rubbers covering the development joints.
Kojogbola included that the bridge was made to take in resonance which the trending video clip of its collapse was substantiated of lack of knowledge. He worried that the bridge, in its visibility kind, can last for 100 years.
He, nevertheless, stated the Federal Government knew the scenario, which had actually been caught in the 2020 spending plan, also as specialists would certainly be transferred to the bridge for fast solutions.
He revealed that the group of designers from the Department of Bridges has actually been released from the head office to do regular evaluation, also as he asked for tranquility as needed actions were being required to address the scenario.
He regreted the mindset of some underhanded residents that like vandalising federal government residential properties.
According to him, initiatives of the federal government to change the covers of the development joints were being combated by bad guys, that after substitute instantly eliminate them.
Credit : Independent