From Francis Nansak, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) says it would not hesitate to revoke contracts whose executions fall below the standard and agreement reached with the Board.
Executive Chairman of the Board, Hon. Muhammad Musa Dan’azimi, stated this on Friday, when he led Board members to the site of a completely blown-off roof of a storey block of 8-classroom with offices at Ado Central Primary School in Karu Local Government Area of the state.
He said: “Although it was a natural disaster, but not unconnected to some pockets of human error, resulting from the use of sub- standard materials by the contractor handling the project.
“The Board would not hesitate to revoke a contract if the contractor is found wanting in the area of quality and respect for the specified contract agreement.
“We have deployed the services of qualified technical officers across the state who would design the required facilities to be used in the project and give guidelines on how best to conduct a qualitative job for the benefit of our society.”
The Board chairman further explained that projects for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 UBEC/ SUBEB which consist of the renovation and construction of new primary schools, have been awarded to indigenes of the state under the supervision of qualified technical officers.
Dan’azimi said the Board will sanction any contractor that refuses to do the work according to specifications so as to serve as a deterrent to others.
He said the present administration of Governor Abdullahi Sule is determined to improve the standard of education which he considered a veritable tool for fighting poverty in the society