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Oyo SUBEB contracts out 217 intervention projects

…chairman emphasized on meeting targeted time

Oyo state SUBEB under its executive chairman, Dr Nureni Adeniran revealed this afternoon that 217 projects have already been contracted out to successful bidders for 2019 UBEC / SUBEB intervention projects.

Oyo State Government and UBEC contracted out construction of 58 blocks of classrooms; construction of 10 Perimeter fences; renovation of 62 blocks of classrooms; 40 lots of supply of furniture.

Also included are drilling of 44 boreholes and procurement of 3 lots of sport equipment/facilities.

Adeniran thanked the Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde for the prompt payment of counterpart fund from the State Government, which gave the state an edge to quickly draw the 2019 funds from UBEC.

“It is worthy of note that today’s gathering would not have come up without the pro-activeness of the State Government, through prompt release of counterpart fund amounting to the sum of One Billion, Five Hundred and Nineteen Million, Eight Hundred and Eighty-four thousand, Seventy-Eight Naira, eighty six kobo (N1, 519, 884, 078. 86), only, to complement the matching grant of equal amount released by the Federal Government through UBEC, for the implementation of the 2019 FGN-UBEC/SUBEB Intervention Projects”, he said.

Dr. Adeniran informed the gathering that the 2018 FGN-UBEC/SUBEB Intervention Projects awarded in January 2020 have reached an advanced stage.

“About 98% of the Projects have been delivered to the benefitting schools and these projects have added greater value to the academic activities in the schools”, Adeniran added.

He therefore urged the contractors not to renege in the high standard set by the State Government, as the present administration has zero tolerance for non-performance.

The Chairman said the State Government has set a time frame for the categories of projects in the State, urging them to be upright and efficient in the execution of the projects.

“Construction of Model Schools must be delivered in 24 weeks; Construction of block of classrooms must be delivered in 16 weeks; while Construction of ECCDE Pilot Centres; and block of 3 & 4 classrooms must be ready in 12 weeks”, Adeniran said.

Also, time-frame for construction of Perimeter fence is 4 weeks; renovation of blocks of classrooms is 8 weeks; sinking of borehole is 2 weeks; procurement of furniture is 6 weeks while Procurement of Sport equipment/facilities is 2 weeks.

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The executive chairman also stated that Covid-19 pandemic contributed to the delay of the contracting process which took place in October 8 2020

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