Oyo govt threatens to revoke UBEC/SUBEB contract

Nureni Adeniran

Dr Nureni Adeniran, Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB)

By Oluwabukola Akanni

The Oyo State Government has threatened to revoke ongoing State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) jobs from defaulting contractors.

These contracts were given under the 2012 to 2018 Intervention Project to 22 defaulting contractors.

Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman, Oyo SUBEB, gave the warning during a meeting with the 22 affected contractors on Thursday.

He said that the contracts will be terminated following a breach of contract terms

“Many of the projects, including those awarded by the previous administration have dragged on since 2018.

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“This is in contravention of the time frame of the contractual agreement which stipulated two weeks for completion of borehole and maximum of 24 weeks for completion of Model schools.

”The board will not 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.

”You may answer queries from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, after the November 2021 deadline. The contractors also risk being blacklisted by UBEC for further contracts of UBEC/SUBEB nationwide.

“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.

“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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