By Lawal Gwanda
The Katsina State commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Prof Badamasi Lawal Charanchi has warn councils to ensure compliance with the specifications and quality of the projects in their respective areas.
This will qualify them to get the remaining funds allocated to them for the projects they already applied to undertake in their areas.
The Commissioner gave the warning in Danja when he led other Directors of the Ministry on projects monitoring in Malumfashi, Kafur, Danja and Bakori LGAs.
The warning according to the Commissioner followed the non complaince of the Bill of Contents of the projects, despite the Ministry’s advice to the affected local councils.
In M/fashi LGA, the Commissioner inspected 100 number Solar Street Light project across Dayi Town, construction of drainages at ‘Yammama and Borindawa Villages.
Chairman of the LGA Alhaji Maharazu Adamu Dayi said the Local Council was allocated N35M for the three projects and N17M was released as mobilisation.
While in Kafur LGA, the Commissioner expressed delight over the quality and level of an ongoing construction of a model Jumu’at Mosque embarked upon by the Local Council Chairman Alhaji Garba Abdullahi Kanya at Gozaki Town, which reached 50% level of completion.
The Inspection Team also inspected three respective Projects that include ongoing construction of one block of three classrooms and Staff room at Dabai, a 9.6Kilometre Latrite road from Kasuwar Chinko to Dan Maigauta which reached 1Kilometer stage and a yet to be constructed Feeder Road at Sabon Layi Quarters in Danja Town, which the Commissioner expressed worry over the shallow work done, and instructed the Director Works of the Ministry to ensure full compliance of the Bill of Contents of the projects.
The last LGA for Thursday’s projects inspection was Bakori, where the Council’s Chairman Alhaji Ali Mamman conducted the Commissioner round a 420 and 200 metre long drainage construction in Bakori and Tsiga Towns respectively.
The Commissioner therefore emphasised on the full compliance of the Bill of Contents of any projects provided to local councils across the state.now and in future