FG set to review contract awards in education ministry over irregularities

THE Federal Government has set machinery in motion to review all contracts awarded in the Federal Ministry of Education, over alleged irregularities and ineffective execution of some of the projects in the last few years.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who dropped this hint in Abuja, on Thursday, also warned that government would not condone any form of irregularities in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) project and programmes.

Adamu said the current economic realities of the nation demanded judicious use of available funds with serious commitment and dedication in project execution.

He spoke while declaring open a three-day Federal Ministry of Education SDGs Task Force and Task Team implementation meeting, insisting that all contracts that were not effectively executed must be done properly.

He said: “The change mantra of the present administration is very well known. We will, therefore, make every effort to ensure value for money, eliminate waste and fight corruption in project execution in the education sector.

“The ministry is set to review the contracts that were not effectively carried out and insist on proper execution,” he said.

He pledged the commitment of the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Education, towards achieving inclusive and quality education for all as prescribed in the Goal 4 of the SDGs.