Nasarawa State Government Warns Contractors Against Sub-standard Projects

Nasarawa State Government has warned contractors handling various projects in the state schools for the last quarter of 2016, 2017 and 2018 Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) intervention projects against substandard job or risk revocation of such contracts.

The Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB), Alhaji Muhammad Musa Dan Azimi, gave the warning during his chat with New Telegraph in his office in Lafia, the state capital.

He explained that the board had hired consultants to monitor and ensure that standard and quality jobs were carried out by contractors handling various aspects of the projects.

Therefore, the Chairman further urged benefiting communities to put their eyes on contractors handling the projects in order to detect any shoddy deals that would compromise the standard of the projects sited in their localities.

Dan azimi said: “Let me warn that any contractor found to be carrying out substandard job will have such contract revoked. Substandard jobs are what the board will not allow to happen this time around as it was witnessed in the past, but we have taken necessary measures to ensure jobs are done according to specifications and standard under my watch.

“I have also told the benefiting communities to put their eyes on the contractors and report to me if there is any shoddy deal for necessary action. Substandard jobs have been a major issue that the board will not allow to happen.”

The Chairman added: “If in the past such experiences were witnessed, we are, however, taking measures to ensure that the jobs are done according to standard.

“As part of measures to ensure adequate provision of infrastructure in our schools, apart from the staff of the board, consultants have been engaged by the state government, while the board has also increased the number of the project supervisors to cover all the projects scattered across the state.

“Apart from this, any complaint I received I immediately send a Director to go there and report appropriately by taking photographs and send such through a WhatsApp platform created for that purpose. I have also given all the benefiting communities my phone numbers to call me personally to report any abnormality for us to take necessary action.”

New Telegraph

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