Contractors handling various projects in Bayelsa State have been told to
expedite work to ensure timely completion of their jobs.
Addressing the contractors at a meeting with the contractors in
Government House, Governor Seriake Dickson said the call was borne out
of his administration’s belief in aggressive development of the state.
The Governor who restated his administration’s determination to
consolidate on the achievements recorded in the last one year, explained
that the meeting was to enable government have first hand reports of
the extent of work done, problems and prospects.
that, he will personally lead a team on inspection visit some ongoing
project sites including the ones inherited from the previous
In his words, “I am quite pleased with the pace
of work that I have seen, very soon a date will be communicated to you
through the various supervisory ministries whereupon and embark upon on
the site inspection of all major works including the ones we have
The number one citizen of the state, who commended
some of the contractors for their impressive performances, however
expressed concern over the slow pace of work in some of the jobs and
urged such contractors to show more commitment as government was not
owing any contractor in the state and they have no excuse not to
“There are a few projects that are not meeting up with
the pace but so far it’s been good but you can all do better. There is
no contractor that we have given a job to that we are owing to the best
of my knowledge. In this new Bayelsa if we are giving you a job, just
know that we will fulfill our obligations.
“I like to enjoin
you all to redouble your efforts, happily working together and with the
cooperation we have received from the good people of our state and with
the efforts of our security agencies you can see that the state has
turned a new leaf in terms of security.
I am pleased that from
all the construction sites where various forms of construction are going
on in every community in this state, either we are building a school or
residential quarters for teachers or we are building one health
facility or road construction cutting across an area, so every community
is touched one way or the other.”
Reminding the contractors
of the recent weather forecast by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency
(NIMET), Hon. Dickson noted that government would not allow any of its
projects to suffer any setbacks due to floods like it happened last
Expressing his commitment to accelerate the pace of
development in the State, Governor Dickson called on the contractors to
redouble their pace of work to meet up completion deadlines or where
possible surpass the expected milestones, assuring that government will
not fail in its contractual obligations.