The Adamawa State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Rural Infrastructure and Community Development, has appealed to the state government to consider engaging indigenous construction companies in all the construction work it intends to embark upon in the state.
The Chairman of the Committee and member representing Ganye Constituency in the assembly, Hon. Alhassan Hammanjoda made the appeal when he lead other members of the committee to inspect ongoing rural roads being rehabilitated by Rural Access and Mobility Projects RAMP Two across the State.
Hammanjoda said that his Committee had inspected so many rural roads being executed by RAPM 2 by foreign and indigenous contractors in the state and was satisfied with there performance.
In his remarks, a member of the committee representing Verre constituency, Hon. Abdullahi Umar Yapak, urged World Bank to pass a vote of confidence on construction companies that perform beyond expectation.
He also appealed to the committee and the house in general to influence the award of remaining road project to performing companies.
Responding, the Contractor handling Muchalla- Rivawo Project, Chief Adams Gongola, appreciated the committee, saying that his company has been working tirelessly to deliver.
Gongola assured the committee of more improvement in service delivery inline with contract agreement.
He informed the legislators that he has been engaging the services of indigenes in the construction work as way of creating job and giving them a sense of belonging.
In a related development, the House Committee has also inspected Konan Yaji- Mijiwana- Giltambara- Amdur road and Hong – Mijili – Kuvagaya and Wuro Bokki -Uding- Pella roads being handled by Tec Engineering Company Nigeria Limited.
Speaking while at the site in Gombi LGA, a member of the committee, Hon. Japheth Kefas said as a matter of urgency, the company should embark on the construction of culverts before rainy season sets in.
On his part, the Chairman Gombi Local Government Area, Engineer. Dimas Shekel, appreciated Gov. Fintiri for awarding the contract which he described as people oriented.
Aso speaking in Hong, the member representing the area Hon. Wesley Bathiya thanked Gov. Fintiri for the project and the committee members for visiting his constituency, adding that the project would impact positively on his people.
On his part, Hong LGC chairman, Mr James Pukuma said that the rehabilitation of the rural roads would go along way in boosting the economy of his people.
The committee led by its Chairman, Hammanjoda of Ganye Constituency had earlier inspected Toungo-Kiri road, Longa Ewa -Wuro Abbo road, Kola-Boshikiri road, Numan-Bare road, and Pole Wire-Dikong road.