The Federal Government has given the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) a 14 days ultimatum to compile names of contract defaulters. Couple of months ago, a similar correspondent was sent to the Managing Director of NDDC which led to defaulting contractors resuming site work. The presidential assistant, Barrister Okoi Obono –Obio, stated categorically that it was high time the Federal Government commenced prosecution of defaulting contractors.
According to him; “government is fully committed to the promise of paying indigenous contractors who were owed after the completion of their contracts.
“The latest letter is a re affirmation of the commitment of the government to rid the public service of corruption.
“We have written to FERMA to forward list of contractors who have failed to executive respective contracts/jobs over the years. They are to comply with the directive, 14-days upon receipt of the letter”.
“This is part of the frantic efforts of the federal government to settle indigenous contractors who have duly executed their respective contracts accumulated over the years.
“However, contractors who have received payment and are in default of executing the contracts would be brought to book,”