Executive Chairman, Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Professor Mathew Sule, at the weekend, said hard times await contractors who default in the construction and renovation of primary schools, as there will be no safe haven for them.
He gave the warning in an interview with journalists in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
He said the board had put strategies in place to ensure that terms for project execution are adhered to before payments are made to contractors and those delegated to supervise contracts.
“Since we came on board, we have not given out any project; we have initiated strategies to ensure that contract conditions are adhered to before we make payments. Recently, I almost approved payment for a contractor who was unable to complete the job given to him.
“I issued a directive for the audit of that job and found out that it was not done; the technical staff responsible for supervising it was called to explain the matter. He pleaded for pardon, but he will be sanctioned to serve as a deterrent to others; it will no longer be business as usual,’’ he said.
Sule alleged that some contractors use substandard materials for their projects, thereby reducing the longevity of the structures.
He said the board is training teachers to update their skills for effective discharge of their duties.

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