Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Plateau state government is to spend over N1.4 billion on a 5km network road within the Jos Township.
The agreement was signed on Friday by Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Bulus Bot, for the construction of the road network with a local construction company, Rick Rock Nig. Ltd.
The commissioner said, the agreement covered road construction and rehabilitation from Jenta Adamu to Jenta Mangoro suburbs, with spurs to Bishop’s residence in Jenta Adamu and Catholic Church in Jenta Mangoro.
Mr. Bot had stated that, “The project, which costs over N1.4 billion, is part of government’s efforts at meeting the yearnings of citizens and opening up slums for enhanced socio-economic growth.”
According to him, Governor Simon Lalong made the promise in line with his five-pillar policy thrust, and has fulfilled his promise.
The commissioner, while signing the contract on behalf of the State Government, warned the contractor against defaulting on contract agreements.
In a positive response, a representative of Rick Rock Nigeria Ltd, Martin Barry, assured of “timely and quality delivery” of the project.
Resource Manager of the company commended the state government’s commitment to infrastructural development in the state and assured of the company’s sustained support.