By:Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
Borno State Government has awarded a road contract of N2.8 billion to an indigenous construction company, Obtuse Tech Engineering and Construction Company limited.
The contract, which is the construction of 8.2 kilometers of road within Maiduguri Metropolis, the state capital, was awarded to the company in order to encourage the growth of Nigerian business and encourage the economy of indigenous people.
According to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Engineer Ali Goni Lawan, who spoke at the official contract signing ceremony at the weekend, said the project consists of Baga road market- Jajeri – Umarari- Bulabulin with another one linking Texaco- Churchkime – Abdu One road.
Lawan recalled that, in September last year, a tender/bid documents in respect to these projects were advertised in some national dailies, after which, companies were invited for the bid, adding that, Obtuse Tech Engineering Company won and was considered to execute the projects.
He added that the projects were approved by committed and patriotic governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, and are expected to be completed and commissioned before the end of this year 2022.
The Managing Director, Obtuse Tech Engineering and Construction Company, Engineer Umar Sheriff Lawan who spoke to journalists after the ceremony, said his company has been in the business of construction works in the last 10 years and has executed several standard road projects all across the state.
He assured deployment of his professional team of engineers/workers to site immediately to complete the projects within the specified 365 days as stipulated in Terms of Reference (ToR).
He commended Borno State Government under the leadership of Professor Babagana Zulum for considering his company worthy to execute the projects, and assured that they will do everything possible to meet specifications.