The minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has told contractors of various projects in the FCT that he is not going to accept anything below standard
Speaking with the contractors in a video shared via the minister’s official X (formerly Twitter) handle on Tuesday, August 29, he said that if there is any staff of the contractors that may have been compromised in standard they should sort it out within themselves as he would not accept anything below standard from them.
He said: “We are determined to make sure that every contractor goes back to sight, not just going back to sight but with direct supervision from my office and the office of the minister of state. The major problem we have had or we are having in this country is lack of supervision.
“We are not going to tolerate anything below standard; if there are people you have been working with who have been compromised in standard too bad, too bad, it’s not with me, too bad, I am not going to accept anything that’s below standard.”
Speaking on why contractors must go back to site, he said: “we are going to restructure how we are going to fund you and how every contractor will go back to site and do work. Ordinarily, I would have gone back to look at performance or no performance but I felt that there is no need to go back let us move forward.
“I’ve agreed with my honourable minister of state and we have told the management that we must restructure the way projects are funded, we must not fund projects depending only on the national budget we must also fund project also through our internally generated revenue.”
He also mentioned that they are handling the issues of shanties, streetlights, amongst others.