Contractors get six-month mandate as Itsekiri RDC awards 100 projects

The Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, on Friday May 15, awarded 98 housing and


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Contractors get six-month mandate as Itsekiri RDC awards 100 projects
Mr. Francis Niro Omaro of Omadino community (left) one of the contractors, receiving a contract award document, from Mr. Itse Orugbo

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The Itsekiri Regional Development Committee, IRDC, on Friday May 15, awarded 98 housing and two town hall projects, with a mandate on the contractors to complete the jobs latest six months from the award date.

 

From Left: Barr. Richard Omare, Mr. Itse Orugbo & Mr. Emma Adun, during the contract award/kick off meeting

                                                

While the town hall projects will be constructed in Ureju and Usor Communities under Dibi Field, the 98 housing units are spread across 17 of the 23 IRDC communities in Omadino, Olero, Ugborodo and Dibi Fields.

                                                             

A breakdown of the projects, show that 17 will be constructed at Omadino, 33 at Olero, 16 in Dibi Field and 34 at Ugborodo.

 

Mr. Itse Orugbo, handing over contract award document to one of the contractors from Sagharatie Community, shortly after the contract signing

 

Chairman of IRDC, Amb. Austine Oniyesan, in his remarks during the contract award ceremony/kick off meeting, assured that there would be no delay in the projects’ takeoff.

 

Amb. Oniyesan, who was represented by Vice Chairman of IRDC, Mr. Itse Orugbo, explained that award of the 100 projects, was to achieve one of the major aims of establishing the Iteskiri RDC.

 

He assured that as soon as the Project Review Committee, PRC of IRDC concludes the review of costs for projects to be awarded in Tisun, Kolokolo, Bateren and Deghele, the projects will be duly awarded for immediate take-off.

 

Chairman of PRC, Joseph Dester Owolo, stressed the need for contractors to abide by the terms of the contract.

 

Mr. Owolo warned that laxity and sub-standard execution of jobs, will not be accepted, adding that contractors who execute shoddy jobs will not be paid.

 

Mr. Joseph Kester Owolo (right) addressing the contractors, while members of IRDC Exco present listen

 

Responding on behalf of contractors, CEOs of Jonathan Limited and ESIE SPEC TECH, thanked the leadership of IRDC for the opportunity, assuring that the projects, would be completed in the stipulated time.

 

Meanwhile, the IRDC executive also distributed Face Masks to the 23 oil and gas/impacted communities that make up the IRDC.

 

Vice Chairman of IRDC, Itse Orugbo, Secretary, Barr, Richard Omare and the Treasurer, Mr. Emma Adun, co-ordinated the distribution of the face masks.

 

Mr. Adun, noted that the exercise which was part of IRDC Corporate Social Responsiblity, CSR, is one of several efforts by IRDC to prevent people of the Chevron host  communities from the Coronavirus Pandemic.