Kazeem Ugbodaga

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

The Lagos State Government has vowed to blacklist any contractors who deliver shoddy jobs in the handling the 114 roads in all the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs.

The government, thus, charged all the contractors handling the 114 roads in the State to be on top of their jobs and ensure that they meet international standard in delivering the roads project.

Muslim Folami, State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs gave the charge on Monday during a progress report meeting with all the contractors, Executive Secretaries and other stakeholders across the State, held at Adeyemi-Bero Auditorium, Alausa-Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

He emphasised that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode attached great importance to the timely completion of the 114 roads, warning that any contractor that delivered a shoddy job would not only have the contract revoked but would also be blacklisted.

According to him, “the state government will not hesitate to cancel any contract or accept excuses from any contractor for non-performance, for the use of substandard material or if the road project delivered after completion is not up to the expected standard”.

While stressing that there was a need for prudent management of funds by the contractors, Folami implored all the stakeholders involved in the project to work together, saying that, “this present administration was people-oriented government where every Lagosians must be carried along at every point”.

He, however, urged the contractors handling the construction of the roads project to employ people in the communities to work on the roads projects, especially the indigenes, noting that “consideration should be given to the qualified people in the community to work on the construction sites”.