The Lagos State House of Assembly has read the riot act to contractors who take delight in cheating the government by collecting money and not delivering projects as at when due.
The House also commended the state Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his commitment to providing modern infrastructure for the development of the education sector in the state.
The Chairman of the state house Committee on Education, Hon. Lanre Ogunyemi, during a tour/inspection of ongoing schools renovation across the state, demanded prompt projects delivery within time frame to complement the efforts of the state government at putting in place lasting infrastructure to develop the education sector in the state.
Schools visited include: Awori College, Ojo; Angus Memorial College, Igbobi; Lagos City Model College, Sabo; Lagos State Model College, Meiran; Millennium Senior Secondary School, Egbeda; Estate Junior High School, Ifako-Ijaye; and Dairy Farm Senior Secondary School, Agege.
At Awori College Ojo, Ogunyemi faulted Eldorado Nigeria Limited, for the slow pace of the work in spite of 40% initial payment. “We are not satisfied with what we found here,”he said.
Ogunyemi expressed satisfaction at the pace of work at Angus Memorial and Lagos City Model Colleges.
“These projects are giant stride of the Akinwunmi Ambode’s Administration. In each project there are suppose to be 36 classrooms and world class facilities that is befitting,” he said.
Speaking at Lagos State Model College, Meiran, Ogunyemi said the committee is happy with what they found compared to the state it was a year ago when they visited the school.
Briefing newsmen after the oversight duty, the lawmaker said the main essence of the visit is to merge the projects vis a vis to the fund that has been released to the contractors.
“We have gone round ongoing and renovated schools and I will like to say the governor has done well in all aspects including provision of educational infrastructure. I must commend the governor and Ministry of Education headed by our able Deputy Governor, Dr. Idhiat Adebule for doing great in this sector. I’ll also commend the state House of Assembly under the leadership of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa for providing the enabling legislative platform for the smooth running of government policies in the state,” Hon Ogunyemi said.