The Ministry of Works and Energy Development in Adamawa state has initiated the bidding process for the upgrade of several markets and the implementation of erosion control measures in twelve key locations.
The event unfolded at the ministry’s Conference Hall, with two prominent companies, Jodalson Global Limited and Road Construction Limited, participating in the competitive bidding process.
The identified markets targeted for improvement include Chigari Cattle Market, Ganye Cattle Market, Ganye Grains Market, Gombi Grains Market, Gurin Grains Market, Mubi International Cattle Market, Mubi Grains Market (Dole), Mubi Grains Market (Sabo), Ngurore International Cattle Market, Song Cattle Market, Tingno Grains Market, and Toungo Grains Market.
Adamu Atiku Abubakar, the Commissioner of the ministry, was represented by Permanent Secretary Engr. Suleiman Muhammed during the bid opening ceremony.
Emphasizing transparency, Muhammed stated that the online projection of procurement processes aims to facilitate public accessibility.
The awarded contract encompasses the construction of drainage systems and civil works to combat flooding in selected markets, a recurring issue affecting economic activities, particularly during the rainy seasons.
Highlighting the urgency of the projects, Muhammed mentioned that the bidding contractors must demonstrate a willingness to commence work promptly, without waiting for mobilization support.
The Commissioner noted the adverse impact of flooding on market activities and emphasized the need for swift intervention before the onset of the next rainy season.
The results of the bidding will undergo scrutiny by the technical evaluation committee, with the tender board subsequently making recommendations.
Newtawe Ngwan, the representative of Jodalson Global Limited, expressed gratitude for the transparent conduct of the bidding process, emphasizing its importance in ensuring that contractors meet expectations and adhere to contractual agreements and specifications.
Aminu Yaro, the state Chairman of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, also commended the ministry for its transparent approach to the bidding process. Yaro stressed the importance of thorough monitoring by the ministry’s engineering team to guarantee the successful execution of the awarded projects.