The Lagos State Government has terminated the contract for the construction of a 48-bedroom hotel project at the VIP chalets in Badagry, which was awarded in 2013 to Messrs. Anatolia International Limited.
This development was announced in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.
He stated that the decision to terminate the contract followed a resolution taken at the State Executive Council meeting which held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, after an appraisal of progress report on the project.
The project is currently being promoted as part of measures by the Ambode-led administration to boost tourism within the Badagry axis.
According to Ayorinde, the pace of work was not commensurate with the amount already released for the project.
The Commissioner also cited inefficiency and overall poor performance by the contractor as reasons for the contract termination and the subsequent blacklisting of the said company.
“The inability of Messrs. Anatolia International Limited to key into the vision of the present administration, as part of the efforts to fast-track the development of its tourism sector, necessitated the decision of the State Executive Council to terminate the contract,” part of the statement reads.