The member representing Mubi North, Mubi South and Maiha federal constituency in the house of representatives, Jafar Abubakar Magaji, has moved to revive a 16-year-old abandoned power project in his constituency.
Moving a motion during the house plenary on Thursday, Magaji noted that the federal government awarded the 132 KV transmission line contract in Adamawa state since 2003.
“The federal government awarded the contract for the construction of Yola-Song-Vimtim-Gombi-Mubi-Gulak for the construction of 132KV transmission line in Adamawa State to Messai Skipper Nigeria Ltd on 14 December 2011.
” The contract reference number is DC 223014485 in the sum of N3,333,744,336.63 with initial completion of 5th March 2014 but later reversed to 30th June 2016 and 31 March 2018 respectively.
“The sum of N281,531,713.65 was paid to the contractor as down payment and the company mobilized men and materials to the site.
“They commenced work and later abandoned the site due to lack of funding. No budgetary allocation was made from 2013 to date,” he said.
Magaji said the non-completion of the project has subjected the people of the area to untold hardship and stagnated economic activities and development in the affected areas.
He called on the federal ministry of power to mobilize the contractor back to site or ask him to refund the down payment earlier advanced to him back to the federal government.
Magaji also called on the appropriation committee to as a matter of urgency make allocation for the power project in the 2020 appropriation act for the benefit of the teeming people affected by the project in the state.