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Niger Government Summons Contractors back to Site Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The government of Niger State has called contractors handling various projects across the state to immediately return back to site, despite the state still battling the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

The directives were contained in a statement released on Monday by Mary Noel-Berje, the Chief Press Secretary to the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello.

One of the inspected projects

According to the statement, the governor who gave the directive while inspecting some road projects under construction in Minna the state capital, said life cannot be put on hold because of Coronavirus.

A road project under construction

Governor Bello said normal life has to continue as it was not definite when the pandemic will be over, saying that as such government has move on.

He called on those handling the various projects to observe all the precautionary measures put in place to avoid contracting and spending the virus.

Bello however, expressed satisfaction with the level of work ongoing, adding that they would put pressure on the contractors to deliver the work on time before the rains set in.

He warned that “any contractor found to be defaulting in executing their work in line with specification would have their contract terms terminated.”

Projects inspected by Governor Abubakar Bello include ongoing road construction at Morris Fertilizer Area and Tunga Low-Cost Road.

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