Nasarawa assembly warns contractors on shoddy job




The Nasarawa House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, has advised contractors handling the construction and renovation of primary schools across the state against substandard work.

Chairman of the committee, Mr Daniel Oga-Ogazi (APC-Kokona East), gave the advise when he led members on an assessment visit to the ongoing construction and renovation of primary schools in Nasarawa south senatorial district under SUBEB office.

Oga-Ogazi said the committee would not leave any stone unturned towards improving on the standard of education in the state.

He stated that contractors must deliver on their jobs according to specifications, adding that using substandard materials for construction was unacceptable.

Oga-Ogazi also frowned at situations where public schools structures were used to run private schools.

He cited cases of a secondary school principal operating a private school at the structure of Pilot Science Primary School, Agyaragu, while another person was operating a private school at the structure of LGEA Primary School, Doma north.

He noted that the situation was unacceptable and would be investigated.

“We are here on an on-the-spot assessment of the new constructions and renovations of classrooms across the state awarded by the SUBEB office.

“The visit is not to witch hunt anybody, but to ensure that standard works are done in the interest of our children and for the overall development of the education sector.

“We will not fail to sanction any contractor that engages in shoddy job to serve as deterrent to others, “he said.

Oga-Ogazi lauded the contractor handling the construction of three classrooms at LGEA Primary School, Doma west for a job well done.

However, he observed with dismay a situation where RCM Primary School, Doma with 14 blocks of classrooms was awarded another contract instead of moving it to another school that lacks structure.

Oga-ogazi advised the management of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to ensure effective supervision of the projects to ensure quality works.

Some of the schools visited include: Pilot Science Primary School, Agyaragu, LGEA Primary School Ichaswa, Church Missionary Society (CMS) Primary School, Agyaragu, RCM Primary School Agyaragu, Kayada Primary School, Lafia and LGEA Primary School Doma west.

Others are: Andoma Primary School, Doma, RCM Primary School, Doma, Doma North Primary School, Doma and LGEA Primary School Doma north. (NAN)

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