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FG to contractors: We will not tolerate delay in power projects

The federal government has cautioned contractors handling projects in the power sector to desist from any form of shoddy performance.

The warning was issued by minister of power, Abubakar Aliyu and minister of state for power, Goddy Jedy Agba.

Both ministers cautioned that the government would no longer tolerate contractors responsible for the setbacks. 

According to a statement issued by Ofem Uket, media aide to the minister of state for power, the ministers gave the warning at a strategic technical competence and performance evaluation meeting with contractors in the power sector.

The ministers disclosed that some major projects of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, including the 330/132/33 kV line Lafia handled by AK-AY Energy are ready for commissioning in November.

Uket noted that ongoing power sector reforms of the federal government are hesitant to any form of sabotage and sub-standard jobs by contractors.

He further disclosed that the AK- AY Energy had demonstrated capacity in the execution of its projects with the NDPHC and the Transmission Company of Nigeria TCN.

The federal government called on contractors to be more dedicated in the execution of public infrastructure to get value for public expenditure.

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