Gombe State Government Opens Bids For New Road Projects

The Gombe State Government has opened bids for construction of Six (6) new roads in the State.

According to a press release on Thursday 27th January 2022 signed by the Gombe State Ministry of Works and Transport, Information Officer, Nerus Titus Dangabar, he said that the State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engineer Abubakar Bappah said during the opening of the bid that the development is in line with Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s network Eleven-100 initiative which seeks to construct at least one hundred kilometres of roads in each of the eleven local government areas of the State.

He explained that Governor Inuwa, on assumption of office, mobilized contractors to complete the hither to abandoned road projects which were awarded by the previous administration while several other road projects were also awarded with many either completed or at  various stages of completion..

He said, the six (6) new roads will be constructed with asphalt concrete wearing course which will cut across almost thirty (30) towns and villages and that will further open up more economic activities of the areas.

The Commissioner maintained that only companies that meet up with the required criteria set aside for the roads projects will be awarded the contract in order to maintain standard and specifications.

He commended the Construction firms that were given roads project in the State for a job well done.

The representative of Due Process Office, Engineer Gideon Mele who conducted the contract bidding exercise, assured the bidders of transparency in the process of the award of the contract and commended the construction firms for renewing their registration and payment of necessary fees with the Due Process Office.

In their comments, the representative of Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Engineer Abubakar Musa and that of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engineer Jonathan Mshelia all tasked the bidding companies to adhere strictly to the ethics of the engineering profession when they are awarded the construction projects.

Speaking on behalf of the construction companies, Engineer Amir Khan from Triacta Nigeria Ltd appreciated the State government for prompt payments to contractors in the State while describing their relationship with the Inuwa Yahaya administration as cordial.

The roads to be constructed are categorised into six lots with

Lot 1 covering Kuri–Nassarawan Lambam–Gelamba–Dasa–Junction on Talasse Road while

Lot 2 starts from Pindiga road–Papa–Lugggerewa–Bappah Ibrahima–Kumo Road.

Others are Lot 3 which has Mararraban Tappi–Kalajanga–Bamala–Alagarno–Dinawa–Abuja Bula–Girgam–Shongo Idirisa–Gombe Western Bypass Road; Lot 4 which begins from Filiya–Gwandum–Keffi–Felemi–Yaburo–Daja–Guruwa–Gundali Road and Lot 5 for Nafada link Roads while Lot 6 has Bojude–Dirri Road.

12 Companies submitted their documents and evaluation of the documents has begun which will culminate into awards of contracts.

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