The Kwara State House of Assembly has scored the state ministry of education low over the manner in which on going renovation and construction works in their facilities across the three senatorial districts of the state are being carried supervised and monitored.
Leading a team of house members on its oversight function on capital projects in the state, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Raphael Adetiba on Tuesday expressed gross disappointment in the manner in which projects of the ministry of education were supervised by its officers.
The oversight assignment takes the lawmakers on a tour across the three Senatorial District in the state at the behest of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s desire to develop the state.
The lawmakers who perceived sharp practices in the execution of renovation works especially those under the ministry of education ordered the commissioner of education and some of the contractors handling the various projects to see house for explanations on Friday this week.
Speaking on behalf of other house member, Hon Adetiba pointed out that the legislative oversight on the capital projects is geared towards ensuring that the projects are delivered according specifications.
He frowned at some of the contractors and projects managers of the school and road projects for their shoddy handling of the projects.
Adetiba however, expressed satisfaction on the quality work on Esie Museum Township road and urged the contractors handling the various project to always maintain quality to ensure that the projects stand a test of time.
The projects inspected by the Lawmakers include renovation of Ijagbo Comprehensive High School, Government Technical College, Esie – Iludun, Oro Grammar School, Victory Commercial College, Edidi and Esie Museum and Oro Ago Township roads
The team also reached the water works at Oro-Ago, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State which is said to be ninety five percent completed.
The contractor handling the sixty seven million naira water project, Mr Wasiu Ojuolape explained that the water project presently eases the perennial water challenge in Oro-Ago and neighbouring communities.
Other members of the oversight team include, Felix Tayo Awodiji of Irepodun Constituency, Olumide Awolola Ayokunle of Isin Constituency, John Bello of Lanwa-Ejidongari Constituency, Ganiyu Fola-Salau of Omupo Constituency, Abolarin Ganiyu-Gabriel of Ekiti Constituency and Muhammed Halidu Danbaba of Kaiama- Kemanji-Wajibe Constituency