Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has said his administration will ensure completion of all ongoing school projects despite the economic meltdown.
This is contained in a statement by Semiu Okanlawon, his media aide, in Osogbo on Sunday. The statement stated that Mr. Aregbesola said this during his visit to the project sites in the state.
It stated that aside the school projects, all other ongoing projects in the state would be completed as scheduled. It directed all the contractors handling the school projects to accelerate the completion of the projects.
According to the statement, it will be unfortunate and regrettable if the contractors handling the school projects failed to complete and handover the schools to the state within the agreed period.
It stated that the schools under construction were financed with the Sukuk bond, saying there was no excuse for the contractors not to accelerate the pace of work.
The statement charged the contractors to keep the contractual agreement with the state government by using the recommended materials for the school building project.
It noted that government would not shift grounds on the set requirement for the projects.