By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI—Delta State Government has awarded contracts for the renovation of 50 schools and the construction of 10 new primary schools across the three senatorial districts, as part of its effort to improve on the standard of education in the state.
State Commissioner, Directorate of Special Infrastructure, Mrs. Erezi Esievo, who spoke at a meeting with the contractors, charged them to desist from executing shoddy jobs.
She told the contractors to work according to the contract specifications, adding that government would not hesitate to sanction any contractor who defaults.
She said: “Government has issued letters of award to 23 firms with 25 per cent mobilisation funds given to 15 contractors. More will be awarded and mobilised.
“Phase one of the construction and renovation has 60 schools spread across the three senatorial districts in the state.”
Esievo said her office would monitor the level of work in each of the project sites through regular site inspection to ensure compliance with specifications. She urged the contractors to move to site without delay.
She warned that government would revoke the contract of any contractor found wanting.