Commissioner For Education Warns Contractors Against Shoddy Execution of Projects

The Commissioner for Education has called on contractors handling government projects in the education sector to desist from shoddy execution of work. The Commissioner gave the warning during a meeting with Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB) contractors at the State Secretariat Complex, Awka.

Speaking, Prof Ngozi Chuma- Udeh stated that her administration would not tolerate sub-standard work from contractors.
Commissioner Chuma-Udeh stated that it is no longer business as usual as a new era has started and acts condoned in the past will not be tolerated. She stated that is disheartening to hear news of schools collapsing or roofs caving in, harming or killing innocent children because a contractor out there failed to handle the work with utmost integrity.

She stated that henceforth any contractor that does not abide by the rules overseeing the contract stands the chance of not being paid by the government because the government would not tolerate having the vision of building Smart Schools for students truncated by such nefarious acts. “I will visit project sites before approving payment, she warned.

“You are awarded a contract by the government which pertains to our children, it is expected that you execute the job conscientiously understanding that the safety and well-being of students are at stake”. “It is expected that you do the work as if you are doing your project, hence would not use sub-standard materials, she stated”.

Reacting, Mr. Emeka Okoye, Managing Director, Solarin Construction Company thanked the Commissioner for conveying the meeting and assured her that they will do their best to ensure that works executed are of high standard.

 

Obiageli Nwankwo
Info officer, Min of Education

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