Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says his administration will complete all ongoing school projects despite the economic meltdown.
According to Semiu Okanlawon, Aregbesola’s media aide, the governor made the promise in Osogbo on Sunday, during a tour of some project sites.
Okanlawon quoted his principal as saying that aside the school projects, all other ongoing projects in the state would be completed as scheduled.
“The governor directed all the contractors handling the school projects to accelerate the completion of the projects,” Okanlawon said in a 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.”
The statement said the schools under construction were financed with the Sukuk bond, adding that there was no excuse for the contractors not to accelerate the work pace.
It 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.