… Says Board’s Officers in charge of projects will do the needful
By Titus Atondu, Makurdi
Ensuring timely and quality execution of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in conjunction with the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) projects, the Executive Chairman of Benue State Universal Basic Education Board Rev. Emmanuel Aper has frowned at the poor quality work done by some Contractors.
The Executive Chairman also revealed that Staff of the Board who are saddle with the responsibility of ensuring that SUBEB quality jobs are done by Contractors according to specifications and standard must surely call the defaulting Contractors to sites to redo sub – standard jobs.
Rev. Aper made his feelings known while fielding questions from Journalists during the executive monitoring of projects under 2016,2017 and 2018 UBEC/ Benue State Government Intervention Funds.
He expressed worry as to why documents about standards and stipulations of contracts were given to Contractors by SUBEB before they were mobilized to sites and would still go ahead to do what suit them.
“It is unfortunate that you are given reasonable money to do a standard and quality job but you decided on your own to do what suit you, it implies that such airing Contractors value their personal interest at the expense of the general public” Aper frowned.
Earlier the Benue State coordinator, UBEC Mrs. Augustina Sanchi also expressed dissatisfaction with the poor quality of projects executed by some Contractors and urged SUBEB to ensure that airing Contractors should go back to their respective sites and redo their work to meet standard.
Also Speaking Permanent Member One in SUBEB Hon. Mike Kusah who reacted on behalf of Permanent Members of the board, maintained that airing Contractors do not have Members sympathy and must go unpublished.
Nigerian NewsDirect reports that Contractors that executed poor quality projects include; Sunny Construction Nig. limited, at RCM Primary school Ier, Tetratech Nig. limited at RCM Primary school Wannune.
NND further reports that other schools visited by the SUBEB delapidation include; LGEA Primary school Wannune, NKST Primary school Wannune, LGEA Primary school Tse – Kucha and RCM Primary school Amua.