Contractors Hail New Payment Plan By President Tinubu

Association of Ministry of Works’ Contractors( AMWC), have commended
President Bola Tinubu for the seamless arrangement in the payment of money to contractors handling road projects in the Federal Ministry of Works.

Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Works, Barr. Orji Uchenna announced the development in a statement issued on Thursday, March 14, 2024.

Orji said, the commendation was made when a delegation of AMWC paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi.

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Receiving the delegation, the Minister charged the contractors to continue to work for the future of Nigeria by making sacrifices that would support the economic recovery plans of the Renewed Hope administration of Mr. President.

He commended the Association for their support, encouragement, and cooperation to the new policies and innovations of the Federal Ministry of Works.

Similarly, he expressed the commitment of the Ministry in giving the indigenous contractors a level playing ground and equal opportunities in the award of contracts in the Ministry but harped on the need for all contractors to strictly adhere to procurement and job specifications, greater speed and best standard.

He further harped on the need for contractors to prepare to cut down costs in line with the economic realities of the country, having in mind the need for all to contribute towards alleviating the suffering of Nigerians.

In addition, he expressed hope that with Mr. President’s commendable and timely intervention on road infrastructure development and the timely release of funds to contractors, the contractors would deliver, and the economy would be alive again.

He said, “We have to take back the country, to rescue our people from sufferings based on terrible roads. Road is everything. If we have good roads, kidnapping will reduce, insecurity will reduce, commerce will increase, transportation costs will become cheaper.

In response, Spokesperson of the Association, Alhaji Abdul- hareen Smith said, “we have seen the good work you have been doing since your assumption of office. We have seen a lot. We have seen some passion that you put into the work, and that is uncommon. The members that cut across the six Geo-political Zones have sent us to tell you that we appreciate all the effort you are doing and that we are solidly behind you and all your programmes.”

They thanked him for the introduction of concrete technology for Nigerian roads and other innovations, which, according to them, was a game changer for Nigeria’s economic regeneration. He said. “We have seen a lot of changes in some of the things that you have brought about since your assumption of office.

“And maybe I should start with the concrete technology thing, which a lot of us and maybe some other people misconstrued in the first instance when it initially came in. But as of today, we can tell you that concrete technology is something that we have embraced. We have come to embrace it, and we are assuring you that we will do our work diligently whenever the opportunity comes”, he said.



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