FHA commences payment of contractor in Zuba, Guzape sites– Official
The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) says it has begun the payment of its contractors who have completed their jobs and are verified in both Zuba and Guzape sites in Abuja.
Mr. Kenneth Chigelu of the FHA Public Relations Unit, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
Chigelu said the payment was to make true the agreement reached with contractors after a meeting with the FHA management on March 16.
“The Management of FHA has commenced the payment of contractors who have completed their jobs and are verified, in both Zuba and Guzape Sites in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
“This is in keeping with resolution reached at the meeting held between the Management and the representatives of the Contractors on Tuesday, March 16.
“It is important to note that the Authority under the leadership of the management of Sen. Gbenga Ashafa remains committed to the dictates of public accountability which requires the verification of work done before projects are paid for.
“Management wishes to use this medium to assure stakeholders and partners that the Authority would continue to hold in high regard the existing strategic partnerships in order to deliver on its mandates to the Nigerian populace,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that contractors numbering 200, who handled the construction of Abuja Mass Housing Project for the authority, protested against the agency over non-payment of N1.5 billion debt owed them.
NAN also reports that the contractors, operating under the aegis of Federal Housing Authority Contractors Association on March 16, protested the delay in payment of their funds after they had completed their projects.
They pointed out that they had not been paid for the Abuja Mass Housing Project in Zuba, totaling N1.5 billion as well as the Apo Housing project awarded in 2011 and completed since February, 2020.
Thereafter the management had a meeting with the contractors with a resolution that all contractors who had completed their jobs would be paid soonest.(NAN)