Bayelsa Govt awards historic Nembe-Brass road project to Setraco, stresses commitment to development

Yenagoa—Bayelsa State government has awarded the contract for the first phase of the Nembe-Brass road project in the Bayelsa East Senatorial District to Setraco Nigeria Limited.

Speaking to journalists shortly after the weekly state executive council meeting on Wednesday, the acting Chief of Staff, Government House, Yenagoa, Dr. Peter Akpe, said the contract was awarded after due processes for N54.1billion.

Dr. Akpe who is also a member of the state procurement board said given the significance of the road project, the contractor was carefully selected from a list of other reputable companies, assuring that the firm that won the bid will deliver a quality job.

In his comments, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Moses Teibowei, said the first phase of the road covers a distance of 21 kilometres with 10 bridges.

According to him, the award of the contract had put rumours that the state government had abandoned the project to rest.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Information, Orientation, and Strategy, Mr. Ayibaina Duba, assured that the government was committed to the development of the state and urged those spreading unfounded stories about the project, especially on social media, to desist from such.

He said government conducts its activities transparently and will always avail people of the state of the necessary information as regards its development.

Also, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, assured that funding of the project would not be an issue as government had secured the funds to execute it.

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