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Wike Goes Tough On Contractors, Engineers Over Contract Variation

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike has warned contractors handling the rehabilitation of 135 roads in the capital city and civil engineering services against contract variations.

Wike, who gave the warning while inaugurating the projects in Abuja on Monday, disclosed that the projects would be completed in six months.

The minister promised that the FCTA would pay all the contractors their money to enable them to complete the project within the agreed timeline.

“To the contractors, let me warn you now, all these things you are doing with engineering services will not work again. Nothing like variation; it will not work. Kobo, one naira, in the next seven days it becomes N15, it will not work again. It will not work, so don’t even try it. There is no variation in this job.

“We have the money to pay you. So, if you like to go to engineering services and do anything with them, it will not work. We are paying you your money and I assure you that nobody will owe you a dime. We are going to pay you and you must finish within the time we have agreed with you,” he said.

He also warned the permanent secretary, of the FCT Administration, Mr. Olusade Adesola not to bring any paper asking for reconsideration or a file for unanticipated issues, saying that everything has been considered and anticipated.

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