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Kwara Assembly Summons Contractors, Commissioner Over Poor Project Execution

Some contractors handling major projects in Kwara State has been summoned by the House of Assembly on Tuesday to appear before it on Friday over the poor quality of work.

The House of Assembly also summoned the commissioner of Education in the state, Hajia Fatima Ahmed to appear before the house on the same day.

The legislators while inspecting projects executed by the state government said, “This is in respect of what the state legislature described as shoddy work on the rehabilitation of some school projects across the state.”

The House expressed concern over the quality of jobs executed and observed that most fell below specification.

The Speaker of the House, Yakubu Danladi Salihu, who led the team to the site of some projects, noted that “the level of work done by some of the contractors did not commensurate with money paid to them.”

The lawmakers lamented that “the renovation carried out at the Government High School, Adeta in Ilorin was below the N330m which the contract was awarded.”

The Speaker, while inspecting the solar panels project at the School of Special Needs, in Ilorin, disclosed that the “House will look into why the contractor failed to execute the project despite receiving N22m out of the total sum of N32m.”

Some of the projects inspected included road projects at the College of Education, in Ilorin; Kuntu-Adeta, Awolowo-Daudu and 500KVA transformers installed at Adewole and behind KWASU contact office, Zango-Kulende in Ilorin, and the Kwara Broadcasting corporation at Apata-Yakuba, among others.

Another team led by the Deputy Speaker, Raphael Olanrewaju Adetiba inspected among others, the renovation of Ajasse Ipo Comprehensive High School; Government Technical College, Esie; Oro Grammar school and Esie museum road in Irepodun Local Government of the state.

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