Niger State Contractors Will Now Sit Up
Niger state governor is irked by the poor quality of work, use of sub-standard building items and non-adherence to project specification in two schools being renovated in the state.
He has warned that he will not settle for anything below standard in his “Whole School Approach Renovation” scheme.
Governor Sani Bello read the riot act when he visited the Government Secondary School Rijau and Government Girls (Unity) Secondary School, Kontagora.
He said any attempt to compromise standard of work in all contracts given by the state government under the scheme would not be tolerated.
He also warned that government officials and project consultants guilty of connivance or compromise with contractors will be dealt with.
The Governor was particularly mad when he saw the shoddy and the hurriedly executed work in the Rijau school.
“This is not acceptable. I am not accepting this. The contractor should go and remove everything.
“I have directed the Commissioner for Education to set up a committee to look into this project. All government officials in the compromise game will be dealt with while I will not hesitate to terminate and retrieve money paid any non-performing contractor,” the governor vowed.
Also at the Government Girls Secondary School, Kontagora, he directed the contractor to report to his office in Minna.
“I am not impressed by the quality of work in some schools visited. Some of the Contractors failed to abide by the job specification. This is not acceptable,” the governor insisted.
Gov. Sani Bello had earlier in the tour at Tegina, in Rafi Local Government area directed the Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Fatima Madugu to summon the contractor handling Maryam Babangida Girls Science Secondary School, Bosso, Minna to his office.
It was not all bad though. The Governor liked what he saw at Government Secondary School, Tegina and Mu’azu Ibrahim Commercial Secondary School Kontagora.