A Bauchi based contractor, Adamu Alhaji Ahmad, has refuted the allegation made by former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, that the state governor, Bala Mohammed is nepotistic.
The former speaker had recently defected from PDP to APC citing Governor Bala’s alleged failure to fulfill some campaign promises and nepotism as some of the reasons he parted ways with the governor and dumped the party.
Dogara also stated that the governor considers his family members and friends while awarding contracts.
But Adamu at a press conference with selected journalists Wednesday exonerated Bala, claiming that he awards contracts on merit.
Adamu, who is the managing director of a construction company called KHADAH Imperial Synergy Limited claimed that he does not have any blood relationship or friendship with the governor, but his firm was given contracts to renovate some hospitals in the state.
“Government announced some projects and many bidders including my company applied and after screening, my company became successful and lucky to be awarded the project. As I am speaking to you now, we are carrying out the renovation of some hospitals in the state.
“So I don’t believe that the accusation of nepotism being leveled against Governor Mohammed is true,” he said.
While advising the governor to remain transparent in his governance, the contractor solicited more contracts for his company, promising that they would execute quality projects.
The managing director who commended the state government for the projects so far initiated, particularly access roads in communities that do not have roads before, cautioned politicians not to distract the governor.
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