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Read!: Offer worth to Ekiti SUBEB for money raised for Projects; Prof Femi Akinwumi, Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board, has flagged off the opening of tenders for the state's 2019 UBEC/SUBEB intervention projects with an appeal to contractors running SUBEB projects to still have value for the money received.
He said the government's massive investment in the basic education sector will only have the desired effect if contractors use quality materials and comply with the requirements of the project.
Akinwumi revealed that UBEC had paid over N7.3 billion as counterpart funds to the administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi since it returned to office in October 2018, noting that this was responsible for the massive turnaround in public primary and junior secondary schools in the state where nearly 780 projects were nearing completion.
While ensuring that the award of the UBEC/SUBEB projects will be carried out in a fair and open way, the boss of SUBEB vowed that the board would track and oversee the upcoming projects aggressively as never before seen.
He said that having noted that the use of poor roofing materials was a major problem in UBEC/SUBEB projects across the nation in the past, he said the board had procured Vernier Slide Calipers for the board’s Technical Officers for the measurement of the gauge of roofing sheets to be used in subsequent SUBEB projects in the state.
The SUBEB chairman warned that the board would not hesitate to blacklist and recover funds released to any contractor that executes shoddy projects under the 2019 UBEC/SUBEB intervention project.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary of the board, Mr. Oluwadare Ajayi disclosed that UBEC regulations and relevant provisions of the Ekiti State Procurement Act would be strictly adhered to in the tender processing and contract award exercise.
Also speaking, the UBEC Coordinator in the State, Mr. Joshua Arema urged contractors that would handle projects to ensure that they use only quality materials in the execution of the projects.
The ceremony which was attended by SUBEB Commissioners and Management was observed by representatives of UBEC, the State Ministry of Budget and Planning, Ministry of Justice, the State Bureau of Public Procurement, and Association of Indigenous Contractors amongst others.
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