Works ministry disburses N221 billion to road contractors
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 25, 2023
The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing says N221bn has been disbursed to contractors as costs for the construction of 71 road projects completed in various parts of the country under the 2021 SUKUK bond funds.
This was as it refuted allegations by some aggrieved contractors in an online publication that funds allocated to projects in the 2022 SUKUK fund were being delayed and placed into bank accounts to embezzle accrued interest.
The rebuttal was issued in a statement and signed by the Director overseeing the office of Permanent Secretary, Folorunsho Esan.
The ministry is insisting that it completed the disbursement for the payment of executed contracts in the 2021 SUKUK funding adding that the payment ended in April 2022 and a total of N221bn was paid.
Esan stressed that payments for both years, 2021 and 2022, could not be made concurrently