Contractors handling ongoing jetty construction projects in Lagos state may have their contracts revoked if they do not meet up to expectations. This position was stated recently by the Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Arc. Hamed Kabiru Abdullahi, during an inspection tour of the ongoing VIP Chalet Jetty project at Badagry.
The inspection exercise was conducted at the newly constructed Liverpool, Ijegun-Egba and Badagry jetties as well as on-going projects at Ilado, Ilashe, Mile 2, Tarkwa Bay, Ebute Ero, Oke Era Nla and Ijede.
The Commissioner expressed displeasure at the shoddy job and slow pace of work by the contractor, warning that the State Government will revoke the contract and blacklist any non-performing contractor that tends to derail its plans of upgrading and providing safe, modern and easy water transportation for the citizens of the State.
Arc. Abdullahi further urged the contractors working for the Ministry to buckle up and deliver quality projects that will stand the test of time in line with the State’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda for prompt service delivery to the people.
While commending the contractors who have completed their projects on time, the Commissioner informed that completed jetties would soon be commissioned by Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.
“The spread of these jetties across the length and breadth of Lagos State, when completed, will birth a landmark achievement of effective water transportation that will open up the riverine communities in Lagos State and impact positively on economic activities as well as the well-being of residents.