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How Soludo Sent Contractor Parking Over Project Delay

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The Governor of Anambra State, Charles Soludo has come out to explain how he terminated a road contract awarded to NBHH Engineering Company.

The governor announced the immediate termination of the road project contract when he visited the site unannounced on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, and lambasted the company for negligence and delay in delivering nine roads totalling 14.053 km in Okpoko.

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Soludo, who addressed the supervisor of the project said: “This road was supposed to be ended by June last year. Eight months afterwards, you are yet to complete it. You don’t have the capacity to do the job. The job was supposed to last for nine months and you were adequately mobilised.

“This is February 20 and you are supposed to have delivered the job. It shows that you are totally incompetent to do the job. After we paid you 50 per cent mobilisation. There is nowhere in the country that 50 per cent is paid. Here and here, this contract is terminated and you can remove your things here and tomorrow we will know who will complete this project.”

The nine road projects are domiciled in Okpoko, a sprawling slum in the heart of Onitsha, which the governor had sworn to transform.

In another report, the Director of Assessment, Anambra Internal Revenue Service, Mr Herbert Ofomata has reiterated the need for citizens in the State to always pay their taxes as at when due to enjoy good governance.

In an interview with journalists in Awka on Friday, Ofomata called on the people to see timely payment of tax as obligatory and comply with the responsibility for the government to function optimally.

According to him, active participation of the citizenry in tax payment is key to development.

He urged residents to visit the nearest bank to pay with their Anambra State Identity Number (ASIN) or online through; www.quickteller.com/anambraigr,

He said people under the PAYE scheme or are those not supposed to pay tax in the state, should send a detailed message to their official telephone number 07067782668.

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