181 Roads Construction: Lagos Govt Release list, Calls For Bidding

Kunle Adelabu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, delivering his  speech during the 1st Quarter 2017Town  Hall meeting (6th in the series) to render account of stewardship of Governor Ambode’s administration, at the Ajelogo Housing Scheme, Akanimodo, Mile 12, Ketu, Lagos, on Thursday, January 19, 2017. With him are Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I (left) and Senator Gbenga Ashafa (right).

Matching its words with action, the Lagos State Government today called on eligible contractors to bid for the 181 roads to be constructed across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the state
If you would recalled, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode said that his administration would consolidate on its infrastructural renewal drive with the construction of 181 local government roads in the current fiscal year, saying the process for the award of the contract would commence next week.
Governor Ambode, who spoke at the first Quarterly Town Hall Meeting for 2017, the sixth in the series, held at the Ajelogo Housing Scheme, Ajelogo Market Road, Akanimodo, Mile 12 on Thursday, January 19, 2017, , said the proposed construction of the 181 roads, is an improvement on the 114 roads, two in each local government, which his administration promised to embark upon this year.
Acknowledging that most of the requests made by residents during the interactive session at the Town Hall Meeting were majorly on roads owing to the success of the 114 roads delivered in September 2016, the Governor said his administration thought it wise to ensure that the roads captured for 2017 are key roads that would have economic impact on the people living in that axis, hence, the increase to 181 roads.
“I want to pronounce here that you should watch out next week (this week) in the newspapers, we are advertising 181 roads which would be done in all our local governments.” Mr ambode stated at the town hall meeting
In a statement signed today by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lagos State, Hon. Muslim Folami, a copy which is in the possession of THE IMPACT, the State Government stated that, “the Lagos State Government and the Local Government/Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State have secured necessary approval to execute the capital projects as part of its statutory mandates.”
The statement added, “road constructions will include drainages, street lights and walkways”
Guidelines For The Bidding
The release also stated that bidding for the construction exercise will be conducted through National Competitive Bidding (NCB) procedures as specified in the Lagos State Public Procurement Guidelines for Works. The bidding is also open to all bidders from eligible countries as defined in the guidelines.
All bidders are required to submit sealed bids. They are to be issued with bidding documents upon payment of non-refudable fee of Twenty five thousand naira (N25,000:00) on any specific road to the LG of interest.
Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from and inspect the roads as well as obtain the bidding document at the Office of the Sole Administrator of each LG/LCDA of interest.
All bids are expected to be addressed to the Office of the Honourable Commissioner of Local Goverment and Community Affairs, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos. The bids are to be submitted to the same office on or before 10:0 am on Friday February 17, 2017.
Bids are scheduled to be opened in the presence of bidders’ representatives at 10.00am Friday, February 17th, at the Conference Room of Ministry Of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

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