Enugu State House Committee on works visited Igboeze North and South local Governments where they inspected numerous ongoing & completed projects. Among these projects is the ongoing:
Igogoro/Amachalla/IkpoIga Road project.
Amufie/Igbaike Inyi Obollo Road project.
Onichadugo/Olido-Amube Road project.
These projects are lumped up as one project lot and awarded to IQ International Construction Company for over 1.8 billion naira.
The Committee noted with utter dismay the undue delay of a job that ought to be handed over by the 31st of October 2020. In some of the sites visited the Company were yet to commence earth works and hydraulic equipments were yet to be sighted on site. Constructed drains failed to meet the specifications contained in the project designs. In addition, The Company representative on site Mr Tayo Olujide failed to provide believable answers to questions put to him by the Committee on why their project is unduly delayed.
The Committee therefore concluded, until convinced to the contrary, that IQ International lacks the capacity to handle such huge project as they have been awarded as they seem overwhelmed by the projects already thereby leading to poor output.
The Project design & supervision Consultant, ALLOT NIGERIAN LTD. confirmed that series of queries and complaints have been issued against IQ International but they are yet to improve to a convincing Standard.
The Committee have therefore, summoned the following persons to appear in person and give us reasons the company will not be blacklisted:
The MD/CEO of IQ International Construction Company.
The Company Representative on site Mr Tayo Olujide
The Project design Consultant, Allot Nigerian Limited(with copies of all queries & all correspondence issued against IQ International Construction Company with regards to the said project).
A technical Team from Rural Access Mobility Project, Enugu State Office(with details & copies of their correspondence with IQ International).
The correspondences to be provided will help the Committee decipher if there were complicity on the part of the Consultant or Representatives of RAMP.
They are to appear before the Committee on Friday the 16th of October October 2020, by 10am doth. At the conference hall, Enugu State House of Assembly.
Failure of any of the invited parties invited to appear before the Committee, the House of Assembly will be forced to issue a warrant of arrest for such person or persons to be arrested & brought before the House.
For avoidance of doubt may we reproduce the provisions of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) on this matter:
“section 129 sub section (1)d authorises the House of Assembly to, ‘’issue a warrant to compel the attendance of any person who, after having been summoned to attend, fails, refuses or neglects to do so and does not excuse such failure, refusal or neglect to the satisfaction of the House of Assembly or the committee, and order him to pay all costs which may have been occasioned in compelling his attendance or by reason of his failure, refusal or neglect to obey the summons and also to impose such fine as may be prescribed for any such failure, refusal or neglect; and any fine so imposed shall be recoverable in the same manner as a fine imposed by a court of law.
Rt. Hon. Barr. Chima Obieze