Plateau Assembly Warns ‘Reckless Contractors’ On Use of Sub-standard Building Materials
Plateau State Deputy Speaker, Hon Yusuf Gagdi, has cautioned reckless contractors against the use of sub-standard building equipment and ordered for full-fledged investigation into the state Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme during the immediate past PDP government.
Hon Gagdi gave the warning at the Plateau state House of Assembly complex during their first plenary session on 2016 plan of action.
He said the investigation became imperative because of the important place on education in Kanam local government council, which lack federal government’s presence in the area of need. He warned that the House will not hesitate to order for any necessary measures to be meted on defaulters, who fail to deliver on the contract awarded to them.
The deputy speaker also advised state government against deplorable roads linking most of the schools, culminating into poor supervision and outright abandonment of such schools by teachers.
He lamented infrastructural decay at the Federal Government Girls College, Dengi, and called for the former SuBEB chairman, Yop Mang, to appear before the House Committee to explain her involvement in the ‘deal.’
According to him, contract awarded should be reviewed so that those defaulters should be punished for failure to meet deadline, adding that the House will embark on oversight function to visit the site and bring back report.
The deputy Speaker added that Gagdi is the constituency that has no road at present; and appealed to the Lalong administration to give attention to rural roads construction in Jarmai through Guruntung to Lamba, which need urgent attention.
Hon Gagdi restated that the House of Assembly will investigate all the abandoned projects and the sub-standard ones left by the immediate past government of Jang.