Yobe awards contract for N1.7 billion cargo airport gadgets

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*Governor of Yobe State, Mr. Ibrahim Geidam

The Yobe State government has awarded a N1.760 billion contract to United Aviation Services for the supply and installation of communication gadgets at the Damaturu International Cargo Airport under construction.

The commissioner for works in the state, Lawan Shettima, who signed the contract on behalf of the state government in Damaturu on Thursday, said the project was approved by the state executive council on the recommendations of the state bureau for public procurement.

He said the equipment would be supplied and installed within five months.

The commissioner said government would mobilise the contractors with 30 per cent of the contract sum.

He advised the contractors to adhere to the specifications of the contractual agreement for government to have value for its money.

Shettima said government had engaged consultants to ensure that the equipment were supplied and installed as specified in the contractual agreement.

Responding, a representative of United Aviation Services, Mr. Abubakar Babadada assured the state government that the equipment were produced by a reputable company with long years of experience.

He said the equipment were fully on ground and ready for shipment into the country.

“I want to assure the state government that our company will supply and install the communication, navigation and meteorological equipment and all other accessories within the contractual period,” he said.

It would be recalled that in 2017 the state government awarded a N11.3 billion contract for the construction of the cargo airport.

With NAN report

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