Plateau Revokes PW Road Contracts

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Plateau State Government has approved the termination of three road projects awarded to a company PW Nigeria Limited, explaining that the contracts were revoked based on the request by the company handling the projects.

PW Nigeria is one of the leading construction contractors of roads, bridges, airports, urban infrastructure, dams and water treatment.

Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, who spoke to newsmen after the State Executive Council Meeting in Jos said the contracts would be re-awarded.

He said the projects include Shinkwan-Tunkus-Shendan bypass, Mangu bypass and the Tahos-Ganwuri section one roads.

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Mr. Manjang said the council also approved the scaling down of the Lalong legacy projects by fifty percent.

He said that the state Executive also approved the engagement of a consultant to carry out a review of the audit report by the federal inland revenue service on unremitted Tax and VAT by the state MDA’s between 2016 and 2017 .

Commissioner for Finance in the state, Regina Soemlat, who also spoke to newsmen, said the state is set to obtain a loan of One hundred million naira from commercial banks to invest in the education and water sectors.

She said the loan is intended to finance counterpart funding’s for the state Universal Basic Education Board and the Partnership for Expanding Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene programmes that will benefit people at the grassroots.

The approval to obtain the bank facility which would be serviced within one year was made during the state executive council meeting presided by Governor Simon Lalong.

The council also approved the printing of booklets of vehicle license, certificate of road worthiness and general receipts which the commissioner explained that they would be produced in a way that will check forgery.

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