The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, has advised contractors handling the construction and renovation of primary schools project across the state against use of sub standard materials.
This, the committee said, was to ensure that quality jobs are done in order to improve on the standard of education in the state.
Hon Daniel Oga Ogazi, the Chairman of the committee gave the advise on Monday when he led other members of the committee on an assessment visit to ongoing construction and renovation of primary schools in Lafia and Obi Local Government Areas of the State.
Oga Ogazi ( APC), who represents Kokona East constituency said that the committee inspection visit was aimed at ensuring that contractors adhere strictly to specification.
The House Deputy Majority Leader said that the committee would not allow any contractor to jeopardise government efforts in providing quality education in the state.
Ogazi commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for his efforts in improving on the standard of education through the award of school projects across the state.
He has also commended the management of SUBEB for their effective supervision of school projects and called for its sustenance
The lawmaker commended some contractors for quality jobs done.
“some contractors used poor and sub standard materials. We advise those contractors to go back to site and do the needful as we are going to make appropriate recommendations on them to ensure that good jobs are done for the overall development of the education sector and the state at large”
” We are here on- the spot assessment of the new constructions and renovations of classrooms across the state .
” We want to ensure that contractors adhere strictly to specifications in order to improve on the standard of education in the state.
” As the visit was not meant to witch hunt anybody but to ensure that the right things are done in the interest of our children and the education sector,” he said.
Ogazi also urged community and teachers to take ownership of school projects in their domains in order to ensure that good jobs are delivered for durability of schools projects.
The lawmaker assured of the committee’s readiness to continue to supervise school projects across the state in order to justify government’s huge investment in the education sector.
Other members of the committee include Hon Danladi Jatau ( PDP-Kokona West) , Hon Ibrahim Peter Akwe( PDP- Obi 1) , Hon Luka Iliya Zhekaba ( PDP- Obi 11) and Hon Mohammed Adamu Omadefu( APC–Keana)
Some of the schools visited include LGEA primary School, Lafia East, GJSS, Lafia South, LGEA Primary School, Angwan Galadima, LGEA Isyaka Islamiya,, Command Secondary School, Lafia ,LGEA Primary School, Kwandere, Danka Bako Priamry School , LGEA primary School, Danka Sarki, RCM Pilot Sceicne School, Aridi, LGEA primary school, Shabu, LGEA primary school, Gimare, LGEA primary school, Wakwa Baba, LGEA primary school, Mararaba, LGEA primary school, Bukan Kwato as well as construction of roads, drainage, culvert and walk ways at Vocation and Skill Acquisition Centre, Lafia, all in Lafia Local Government Area of the state.
Others are LGEA primary school, Akunza Migili, LGEA primary school, Duduguru in Obi Local Government Area of the State.