By:Abdullahi Faruk Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State Governor, Dr Nasir Idris has signed a 10 billion Naira Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with two companies for the completion of its Ultra Modern Secretariat Complex in Birnin Kebbi.
Signing the MoU at the council chamber, Government House shortly after the maiden State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, the Governor said that the contract was to streamline the civil service and reduce the conjecture of ministries.
He described the project as part of his commitment towards providing conducive working environment for the workers, while charging the contractors to meet up with the 18 months contractual agreement.
Giving the ground of the said project, Head of civil Service, Alhaji Safiyanu Garba-Bena recalled that the project was initially awarded to Rockwell Nigeria Limited at the cost of N3.8 billion in 2021 by the then Gov. Saidu Usman Dakingari administration.
He said the project which was later reviewed to N7.7 billion in Nov. 2014 due to fluctuation in prices of goods had reached 50 per cent completion by Dec. 2015 but was later abandoned.
Adding that, in view of the fact that this administration had the interest of workers at heart, it now reawarded the contract to the two companies MTECH Universal Concept Limited and ZBCC Limited.
According to him, the project is divided into “Lot A and Lot B” at the cost of over N10 billion Naira to be completed within 18 months period.
Responding in an interview with Journalists, the Project Manager, MTECH Universal Concept limited Engr. Manir Jega appreciates the governor for finding indigenous contractors worthy and re-award the completion of the project work to the said companies.
“Am assuring you that ‘InSha Allah’ we are going to put in our best to ensure quality and speedy work to meet up with the time frame. We did a similar project at WACOTT Rice Mills and we have constructed many rice mills projects across the country,” he assuredd.