The Adamawa Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Julius Kadala, said on Monday that the state government had discovered abandoned dams projects worth billions of naira across the state.
Kadala made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola.
He said that the abandoned projects were awarded by past administrations at both the state and federal levels.
He said that six earth dams projects — two in each senatorial zone — that were not executed.
According to him, the Jada large-scale dam and Chochi irrigation dam projects in Jada and Yola South local government areas are Federal Government projects.
“At the state level, what we discovered is that the past administration in the state had released money for the construction of these dams.
“But unfortunately, none of them is functioning.
“So, we are liaising with the state House of Assembly to call the contractors back to the sites or let them re-fund the money they had collected.”
The commissioner warned that the era of embezzling government money in the name of execution of projects was over.
Kadala, who refused to mention the names of the contractors handling the projects and the time the contracts were awarded, said that all efforts by the ministry to meet with them had failed.
On the Federal Government’s abandoned dams projects, he said that the state government would soon meet with the Minister of Water Resources, Alhaji Suleman Adamu, on the matter.
“We are not going to sleep or turn our face from these huge abandoned projects.
“We will follow the issue to a logical conclusion to ensure that those dams meant for transforming the lives of our people are completed,” the commissioner said. (NAN)