By Sunday John
The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has threatened to revoke contracts awarded for the construction and renovation of schools to contractors that failed to adhere to the terms of the agreements.
This is contained in a statement signed by Gana Lawal-Ahmed, the board’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) on Sunday in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
According to the PRO, the contractors have one week from Monday to move to sites and complete their work based on the contract’s specifications or face revocation.
“It has come to the notice of the board that some contractors recently awarded contracts for 2020/2021 UBE intervention have not resumed sites since the awards of the contracts.”
Lawal-Ahmed added, “They should move to sites immediately and deliver quality work on time or consider their contracts forfeited.”
Muhammad Shuaibu, Director, Physical Planning of the Board, has already set machinery in motion to ensure the implementation of this decision.
Furthermore, the PRO added that the board could no longer condone situations where contractors executed projects at their own discretion.
“Affected contractors are to take note, as the government will not compromise its stand on this issue,” he said.
Meanwhile, Lawal-Ahmed said Gov. Abdullahi Sule-led’s administration was determined to improve the standard of education, considered a great ingredient for fighting poverty.
He, therefore, advised the affected contractors to collect their warning letters on Monday, Aug. 29 at the board headquarters without fail.