Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has given the green light for the mobilization of contractors to several long-abandoned project sites across the state, with the aim of transforming slums into urban centers within the Jos Bukuru metropolis.
Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Joshua Ubandoma Laven, led a tour to inspect these dormant project sites, emphasizing the administration’s commitment to enhance the living conditions of the citizens. The move is part of an effort to complete stalled projects that have lingered for years due to a lack of continuity in government policies.
Laven, during the inspection, visited key project locations, including the Utonko Nunku, Abattoir road with a 9-span flyover bridge and the 5-kilometer road networks in the Utan area of Jos North. He stressed that the state government is determined to ensure the completion of these projects before the end of the year.
The Commissioner expressed concern over abandoned projects like the Sabon Gari, Tudun Wada, Kabong satellite market road network and the rehabilitation of a 24.1-kilometer road network in Bukuru Jos South LGA. Laven urged contractors to mobilize to the sites promptly, emphasizing that Governor Mutfwang is focused on completing people-centered projects.
He particularly addressed Rick Rock Nigeria Limited, giving the company a three-day ultimatum to return to the site or risk the revocation of an 11-year contract. Laven stressed that the Governor is indifferent to the identity of the contractors but is keen on completing projects that benefit the people.
In response to the lack of continuation of projects initiated by the last administration, Laven highlighted the wastage of government resources and outlined Governor Mutfwang’s directive to complete all uncompleted projects. The Commissioner emphasized that the administration is prepared for good governance and will not tolerate any act of sabotage, urging contractors to resume work promptly.