Aggrieved Contractors to Umahi: Pay us for job done, we’re having hardship


Omeiza Ajayi

Some aggrieved Contractors handling projects for the Federal Ministry of Works have appealed to the Minister, Engr. David Umahi, to pay them for jobs done, lamenting that the non-payment of their contract sums is causing them untold hardship.

According to them, the Office of Accountant General of the Federation had recently released N57 billion for contracts funded through the national budget.

Such monies are released on a monthly basis in line with World Bank’s bottom-up policy where details of all works completed are always sent to the office of the Accountant General which in turn, release money for payment.

Speaking to journalists Thursday evening in Abuja, the contractors claimed that such payments are being made to contractors who handled projects in different MDAs except the Ministry of Works.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Bolarinwa Akinpelu wondered why the case of the Ministry of Works is different even as he appealed to President Bola…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper