By Innocent Daniel Zira.
The Ministry of Works and Energy Development held a bid opening for the upgrade of some markets as well as provision of drainage systems to ensure flood control measures in Twelve markets across Adamawa State.
The markets are: Chigari cattle market, Ganye cattle market, Ganye Grains market, and Gombi Grains market. Others includes; Gurin Grains market, Mubi International cattle market, Mubi Grains market (Dole), Mubi Grains market (Sabo), Ngurore International cattle market, Song cattle market, Tingno Grains market and Toungo Grains market.
The event, took place at the Conference Hall of the Ministry with two contractors; Jodalson Global Limited and Rocad Construction limited participated in the excercise.
The Commissioner of the Ministry, Honourable Adamu Atiku Abubakar represented by the Permanent Secretary Engr. Suleiman Muhammed after his welcome address said that it is part of their procurement process that everything need to be projected online so as to allow public accessibility.
He noted that the contract will cover the construction of drainages and civil works for flood control measures in some selected markets across the state and due to the consistent attacks caused by flooding it has affected the markets especially during the raining seasons which has been affecting the economic activities of the markets.
The contractors bidding for the contract most have indicated willingness and readiness to commence work without waiting for mobilisation support because the projects needs urgent attention before the commencement of another raining season, he said.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the result of the bidding would be made available to the technical evaluation committee to make necessary observations while tender board will make recommendation.
Responding by the bidders, the representative of Jodalson Global Limited, Newtawe Ngwan appreciated the Ministry for the transparent manner under which the bidding was conducted. According to him, the transparent manner will enable the contractors to live up to expectations while adhering to contract agreement and specification.
Others who spoke during the bid opening includes the State Chairman of Nigeria Society of Engineers, Aminu Yaro commended the Ministry for the transparent manner at which the bidding was conducted and called for proper monitoring by the Engineer team of the Ministry.