Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has tasked the contractor handling Damaturu Market project, Euro Afric Energy, to ensure quality work and speedy completion of the project.
Buni who gave the charge while inspecting the project on Wednesday in Damaturu, said the contractor needed to speed up work to meet the December deadline.
“You need to work hard to meet up with the December dateline of completion.
“The more the delay, the more the possibility of attracting variation due to rising costs of building materials” he said.
According to Buni, the state government will not condone compromising of standard.
“You should execute this project in accordance with the contractual agreements and specifications,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the contract was awarded to the company at N2.8 billion in Oct. 2019.
The project include construction of over 800 shops; abattoir, administrative building, perimeter fencing, exit gates and gatehouses, conveniences and parking lots.
Others are concrete pavements, mosques, roads and drains, electrification equipment, water supply, fire service and police outposts.