Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, Economic Planning and Donor Agencies has warned contractors executing public projects in the state against non adherence to government specifications.
Chairman of the committee, Mr Ebele Ejiofor gave the warning following findings after a tour of some World Bank supported projects in some Secondary Schools across the state which included construction of fencing and hostel blocks.
He said strict adherence to specifications was key to realising the objectives and blue print of the Governor Willie Obiano led administration especially in the education sector.
“When contractors work according to government directives and specifications, cost is saved, value gotten and the living standard of people enhanced,” he stressed.
The lawmaker expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of work done by the contractor handling fencing of Community Secondary School, Ifite Ogwari and Community Secondary School Omor where portions of the fences had fallen due to substandard materials.
Ejiofor who doubles as Deputy Minority leader of the House, however applauded the contractor handling the construction of Hostel blocks in St John Science and Tehnical college, Alor and Archbishop Herrey Technical college, Ogidi for utilizing the fund released to them to take the project to the expected level.
“I also commend the firm that handled the fencing of Community Secondary School, Igbariam for completing his task as well as the quality of work amidst unavailability of funds from government,” he added.
He called on the executive arm of government to consider releasing fund for the Contractor handling the fencing of Community Secondary School, Igbariam for executing the project as specified.
Manager of St John science and Technical college, Alor, Rev. Father Francis Unegbu and the General Secretary, Archbishop Herrey Technical College, Ogidi, Mr Emmanuel Chukwuzubelu thanked the state government for the hostel project, expressing hope it would meet the accommodation needs of the school when completed.
The Principal, Community Secondary school, Omor, Mrs Christiana Obiorah appealed to government to prevail on the contractor as most of the fence done had fallen thereby exposing the school to security risk.