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Kano govt cancels road contracts worth N5bn

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Kano State Government has cancelled contracts worth over N5bn awarded for the construction of four major roads in the state.
The State Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Garba, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Friday.
Garba said this decision was taken during the weekly Executive Council meeting held at the Government House on Thursday.
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Affected roads include: the Phase II dualisation of Kofar Dawanau-Dandinshe-Kwanar Madugu road awarded at the cost of N1. 2bn; dualisation of 5km roads in Ungogo and Warawa Local Government Areas awarded at the cost of N1. 4bn and N1. 2 billion respectively.
Other road contracts revoked were the ones linking Kofar Sidi Ahmad to Kofar Dan ‘iya Aminu and Kofar Wambai; Kwarin Akuya, Dan Rimi, Sabon Birni Kurnar Asabe in Bichi and Fagge Local Government Areas awarded at the total of N357. 6m.
Accordin to Garba, the road projects in Bichi and Fagge were awarded on August 2, 2017 and November 13, 2017 , with completion period of four and 14 months respectively.
However, they were revoked due the contractors inability to complete the projects despite collecting advance payments of N204. 2m and N96. 2m respectively.

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