Oyo State Government has ordered the contractor handling abandoned building projects on the premises of St. Paul’s Anglican School 1&2, Yanbule, Bashorun, Ibadan, named Bamolaid Multi Business Services, to return to the site with immediate effect.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, gave this order while inspecting school construction projects across Ibadan.
Adreniran expressed his dissatisfaction at the slow pace at which the project was executed, expressing optimism that the project will be completed before the incumbent administration’s 100 days in office.
This is as he promised an immediate offset of a backlog of arrears owed the contractor by the previous government, noting that the decongestion of the little space on the school premises is key.
“There is a significant cost here. In this case, it is very important to complete this project in earnest, considering the unconducive environment in which these children are learning. “The contractor must come back to work immediately, and we assure him that the debts owed by the previous government will be paid.
“The pupils are at the receiving end of this and as parents and government that care for its citizens, all efforts must be put into correcting every anomaly that might have affected the education system over the years.
In the same stretch, Adeniran also ordered the immediate distribution of instructional materials to schools across the 33 Local Government areas of the state.
The instructional materials include science kits, maths sets, charts and other necessary educational materials for Junior secondary schools.
“As a Government, it is standard practice for us to fulfill our campaign promises, one of which is delivering free and qualitative education and we will not stop until we ensure this is done,” he added.