Soludo had in July terminated their contract after an unscheduled inspection, owing to slow pace of work
TEC Engineering Company Nigeria Ltd, firm handling reconstruction of Niger Bridge Head to Sokoto Road Junction as well as the channelization of Nwangene Stream to River Niger has assured completion of the road and channel sections before December 1 end of December 2023 respectively.
It acknowledged its responsibility to pay fines as stipulated in Article 28 of the contract, or to have the contract terminated in the event of failure to meet the deadlines.
Speaking after a closed door meeting with Commissioner for Works, Engr. Ifeanyi Okoma at the Ministry, Marketing Manager of the Company, Engr. Xiao pleaded with Anambra State government to return back to site for the road project.
Recall that in July this year, Governor Chukwuma Soludo terminated their contract after an unscheduled inspection, owing to slow pace of work, after which TEC Engineering Ltd. has been having meetings with the Ministry of Works to synergize with government on possible amendments and way forward.
TEC Engineering Ltd in a letter addressed to Governor Soludo, assured government and ndi Anambra to deploy the best and certified technical manpower to undertake all aspects of the construction works and to insure standards and professionalism are maintained.
It also pledged to bring all needed construction equipment to the site to enhance progress and prompt delivery of the work items according to the revised program of work and obey the designs and instructions of the supervising team.
Responding, Commissioner for Works Engr. Okoma said they have looked at the firm’s program of work, methodologies, manpower disposals and equipment disposals, noting his conviction that if they kept to agreements, they would deliver.
He also revealed that TEC Engineering Ltd had another job with the ministry of which they were doing well, reason they were considered for a second one.
“They have deployed new sets of equipment which is on site, and sent their Deputy Managing Director, Engr. Liu from China to supervise the project, to protect their name and integrity,” he said.
While warning Contractors that it was no longer business as usual, Okoma maintained that Soludo was determined to deliver road infrastructure amongst other things to people of the state.
“Anambra is working in a different climate. It is an agenda with a timeline and some of the contractors have been given notice to determine the intention of their job,” he added.
Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Christian Aburime, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Mrs Stephanie Kerry-Uzor, among others, were part of the briefing.