Contractors seize Kaduna road agency property over N523m debt


 Following an order in the high court of justice of Kaduna state on the 17th of April, 2024, the Drainage Contractors Association has confiscated property belonging to Kaduna State Roads Agency (KADRA) over nonpayment of debt.

 In the suit no: KDH/KAD/628/20, the claimants seek an order for summary judgment against the agency of Kaduna state (KADRA) in the sum of N523, 043, 090.61 with 10 per cent interest from the date of judgment until the judgment sum is fully liquidated.

Meanwhile, in his judgment, Honourable Justice M.M Ladan, ordered KADRA to pay the said amount, being the aggregate sum of what the defendant is owing the plaintiffs.

 “The defendant shall pay interest at the rate of 10 per cent of the judgment sum from the time of judgement until the date when the judgment sum is fully liquidated,” justice Ladan averred.

The contractors in the suit also prayed that the cost of filling the suit be paid by the agency.

Carrying out the confiscation enforcement Thursday at the KADRA sites, the chairman of the association, Aminu Idris, told journalists that some indigenous contractors totalling 112 were engaged to carry out some contract works for the state during the last administration, adding that they were yet to be paid.