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Oyo Govt. To Revoke Unexecuted Contracts From 22 Firms

The Oyo State Government has threatened to revoke unexecuted contracts on renovation and construction projects, under its 2012-2018 UBEC/SUBEB Intervention Project from defaulting contractors in the State.

Speaking with the twenty-two contractors on Thursday in Ibadan, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran explained that the contracts would be terminated following a breach of contract terms.

The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board said this is in line with directives from the Universal Basic Education Commission, Abuja.

The SUBEB Chairman noted that many of the contracts, including those awarded by the previous administration had been dragging since 2018, adding that this is in contravention of the time frame of the contractual agreement which stipulated two (2) weeks for completion of borehole and maximum of 24 weeks for completion of Model schools.

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Dr. Adeniran said the board would not only hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions against these defaulting contractors who have failed to meet project specifications in the execution of UBEC/SUBEB jobs in the State but may also risk being blacklisted by UBEC for further contracts of UBEC/SUBEB nationwide.

He added that the contractors may answer queries from the Anti-graft body, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, after the November 2021 deadline.

“The message here is clear, the job has taken too long, your failure to deliver on the agreed dates is affecting the wellbeing of our children, we will reverse the contract”, he said.

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“We have issued several warnings, this is about the third time. We need to revoke the contract and give those that will do the job. The guideline is clear and we are not going to compromise,” he warned.

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