By Festus Ahon
CHAIRMAN of the Delta State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr Sunny Ogwu, has warned contractors awarded various school projects under the 2016 Universal Basic Education Commission/Delta State Universal Basic Education Board Intervention Projects against the use of substandard building materials and poorly executed jobs.
Ogwu, who gave the warning while addressing representatives of firms that qualified for the jobs at a pre-mobilization meeting with the contractors at the State Universal Basic Education Headquarters Office, Asaba, assured the contractors of necessary support including release of mobilization fee.
He said that the Board would not hesitate to revoke any of the jobs executed below standard, enjoining the contractors to work closely with the Local Government Education secretaries and head teachers of the schools where the projects are located.
While congratulating the contractors, Ogwu said ‘the projects are part of the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s commitment to enhancing the standard and quality of education in the state and assured the contractors of prompt disbursement of final payments “as soon as Engineers from the Board certifies your jobs to be standard and in tandem with the Bills of Quantity.’’