Governor of Borno state, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has threatened to revoke the N890 million Bama market projects, if work is not completed in two months’ time.
The governor issued the threat yesterday at Bama while inspecting the level of completing the ultra-modern market destroyed in 2012 by Boko Haram.
The reconstruction of infrastructures including markets, schools, hospitals, police stations and barracks in Bama town, which is the second largest in the state after Maiduguri, the state capital, began in April following the destruction of the town due to the activities of insurgency.
Gov. Shettima though satisfied with the quality of work on the market, however, frowned at the pace of work by the contractor, which he said does not guarantee the completion of the project this year.
“The quality of work of the job is commendable, but the pace of work is too slow for our liking. Ordinarily, we should give them one month with an additional three weeks or so to complete this market projects, awarded at N890 million.
“I’m giving you the grace period of two months to complete these market projects. I will hold you personally responsible, engineer”, Mr. Shettima warned.
He added: “If you can deliver in two months, I will compensate you and if you fail to do so, I will even demote you straight”.