A team of experts from the Border Community Development Agency, Abuja has visited the Nigerian government Rice Mill Project in Gurin, Furore Local Government Area of Adamawa to inspect and evaluate project.
Speaking to the people of Gurin Community after inspecting the site, the team leader, Mr. Bonnet Habila expressed displeasure over the poor execution of the project.
Mr. Habila said the visit to the project site became necessary, following a petition filed by the Gurin Development Association.
He said based on the team’s evaluation and findings, it would report back to the agency’s headquarters, to review and upgrade the project to conform to the set standards.
Review of project
Mr. Habila equally commended the Gurin Development Association for drawing the attention of the agency to the poor execution of the rice structure and the poor installation of the machines.
In the meantime, the representative of the company handling the project, Meenzee Prestige, Alhaji Idris Turaki pledged to effect the needed structural changes to the project, while assuring the team and the people of Gurin that the company would connect the rice mill to the National grid.
He confirmed that the contract for the project was awarded to the company last year at the cost of twenty five million naira.
The Chairman of Gurin Development Association, Alhaji Abubakar Salihu said the association decided to write the petition because the project was executed haphazardly.
He appealed to the Border Community Development agency and the Adamawa State Ministry for Border Integration to intervene and ensure that all irregularities in the execution of the project were rectified.
Alhaji Salihu said because Gurin was one of the major rice producing areas in Adamawa State, the rice mill project was dear to the people of the area and Nigeria as a whole.
Source: Voice of Nigeria