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INVESTIGATION! How Rockbridge floored three construction companies to win N1bn dualization of Otukpo township road contract

Written By Idoma Television on Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 4:47:00 AM


IDOMAVOICE.COM has unmasked the contractor handling the abandoned dualization of Otukpo township road in Benue State.

Idoma citizens set the social media on fire, Thursday after report cropped up that N1bn has been given to the contractor for the project but nothing was done.
IDOMAVOICE reports that Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya yesterday disclosed that the federal government, last year paid the said contractor N1 billion abandoned the project.

It said no reason was given for their action.

Findings by this newspaper reveal that Rockbridge won the contract ahead of four other companies, which bided for the project in 2014.

Evidently, a signpost mounted in the heart of Otukpo inscribes that Rockbridge is behind the project with the federal ministry of work as the supervisor.

However, checks by this reporter show that one year after, work has not begun on the site.

A document obtained by this newspaper shows that four companies, which earlier bided for the contract were, Cavudos Nigeria Limited, China Zhonghao Nig Ltd, Hartland Nig Ltd as well as Rockbridge Construction Ltd, which eventually won the contract.

The contract number as obtained by the reporter is 6259.

Established in 1990, Rockbridge Construction Limited is a premier construction company based in Nigeria, specializing in infrastructure, highway and bridge projects.

It has handled several abandoned projects in Benue South, which include the Otukpo-Utonkon-Igumale road project, which was awarded to it for N2.9 billion.

Findings also reveal that the head office of the company is located on No 49 Gana Road, Miatama- Abuja, FCT Nigeria.

Also, investigations by this newspaper show that the Operations Manager of the company is a white man by name, Daher Kawerma.

Another exclusive finding by IDOMA VOICE shows that the company’s RC number is 152320, employer code is PR0000152320 while its compliance certificate number is 0004429. The company has about 126 workers as at last check.

The amount of contribution the company remitted in 2014 was N8,859,781.25.

Meanwile, electronic mail sent to the Human Resources Desk has not been replied at the time of this report. 



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