Appear at Assembly before Friday for interrogation, Kwara Speaker tells Education Commissioner, Contractors

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• Expresses dissatisfaction at poor quality of jobs

The Kwara State House of Assembly, under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi Salihu, has ordered the Commissioner for Education, Hajiah Fatimah Ahmad and contractors handling major projects across the state to appear at the state legislative chambers for interrogation on the poor quality of jobs executed across the state.

This order was made following observations by lawmakers on the first day of their oversight tour of projects executed by the state government where a number of projects across the states were inspected.

Projects inspected include the renovation of Government High School Adeta, Ilorin; solar panels project at the School for Special Needs; College of Education Ilorin; 500 KVA transformers installed at Adewole and behind KWASU Contact Office, Zango, Ilorin; Kwara State Broadcasting Corporation, Apata Yakuba and Government Day Secondary School Agbabiaka, Ilorin

Reacting on the sidelines of the inspection, the Speaker, Rt Hon. Engr Yakubu Danladi Salihu said the level of work done by some of the contractors did not commensurate with money paid to them.

For instance, at the Government High School, Adeta, Ilorin, the lawmakers lamented that the renovation carried out was below the N330 million for which the contract was awarded.

Also inspecting the solar panels project at the School for Special Needs, Rt Hon Salihu stressed that the house would look into why the contractor failed to execute the project despite receiving N22 million out of the total sum of N32 million.

The Speaker, who described the jobs done as shoddy, summons contractors handling various government projects in the state alongside the Commissioner for Education, Hajia Fatimah Ahmad, telling them to appear before Friday, 19, June 2020.

However, another team led by the Deputy Speaker, Hon Raphael Olanrewaju Adetiba inspected the renovation of Ajasse Ipo Comprehensive High School, Government Technical College, Esie, Oro Grammar School, Victory College of Commerce, Edidi and Esie Museum Road In Irepodun Local Government Area.

Other projects inspected were Oro Ago – Oyate road, Oro Ago Water Works, Igbaja Water Works, renovation of classrooms at Baptist Grammar School, Igbaja In Ifelodun Local Government Area.

On his part, Hon. Adetiba expressed satisfaction with the quality of work on Esie Museum Township Road and Oro Grammar School, as he urged the contractors handling projects to always maintain quality to enable the projects to stand the test of time.

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