The Federal Government has threatened to revoke the remodelling contract of the domestic wing of the Port Harcourt Airport due to slow pace of work by the contractor.
The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this known to journalists during an inspection of ongoing construction at the Port Harcourt International Airport yesterday.
He said that work on the arrival terminal of the domestic wing of the airport, being handled by INTER-BAU Construction Ltd., had suffered prolonged delay since inception in 2012.
Sirika lamented that in spite of all the contract variations that the company had enjoyed from the past and present administrations, it was yet to deliver on the project.
The minister explained that there was need to ensure quick delivery on the project to enhance economic activities at the airport.
He also disclosed his efforts to ensure possible completion of the project by effecting some variation approvals for the contractor.
His words: “Federal Government cannot continue to neglect Port Harcourt airport in terms of facilities, as it is one of the most important cities in the country, where our economy is being hatched.
“Unfortunately, this contractor is quite difficult; I’m totally disappointed at his slow pace of work and services
“As a Minister for State Aviation, I had invited the contractor severally to my office to chart a way forward and I had also approved some variations for him.
“I also made it clear to him that there would be no more variation going forward until this project is delivered.
“We gave him time lines but he is not adhering to the time lines; I’m constrained to take drastic legal action against him when I leave here.”
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