Street light contracts risk revocation over poor maintenance

CONTRACTORS handling maintenance of streetlights in Abuja have been warned to either sit up or have their contracts terminated.

At an emergency meeting between the contractors and the Federal Capital Territory Administration, the acting coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Hajiya Safiya Umar, warned that the administration would not condone any further poor performance from the contractors.

Abuja Xtra gathered that the coordinator noted that the FCT administration was not in default of any payments due to the contractors and stated that the administration expected that the contractors fulfilled their own side of the obligation.

She was quoted as having said that, “our payments are up to date and therefore we expect effective service as no street in any part of the city should be in darkness when there is electricity supply by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company.”

Abuja Xtra further gathered that the administration has written official warning letters to all the contractors to show the seriousness it attaches to the efficient functioning of streetlights in the city.