Assembly summons contractor over failure to execute N20m project in Oyo College

The Oyo State House of Assembly has summoned a contractor handling two projects at the State College of Education, Lanlate.

The invitation of the contractor, FIAT International Limited, by the lawmakers is sequel to a motion sponsored by the Speaker of the Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin and another lawmaker, Peter Ojedokun.

BBNAIJA ONLINE” reports that the College of Education was established in 1982 by the late Bola Ige administration during the second republic, closed down in 1985 and reopened late Lamidi Adesina, the first civilian governor during the fourth republic in 2002.

It was, however, gathered that the institution has been battling infrastructure as many projects have been abandoned.

Some of the allegedly abandoned projects in the institution include the School of Education and students union government buildings.

The Assembly has, however, summoned the contractor to appear before the lawmakers.

The lawmakers during plenary on Tuesday urged the contractor to appear before it to answer questions on why he abandoned the two projects.

The lawmakers also appealed to the Oyo State Government to look into the urgent need to re-award the second project (the Library Complex).

The lawmakers also appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde to direct the Ministry of Works or any other relevant agency to urgently fix the collapsed box culvert leading to the College.

“Resolves to summon the Contractor (FIAT International Limited) to appear before the plenary to answer questions on why he absconded or abandoned the two projects, and to ask him what has become of the twenty million Naira he got from the State Government for the completion of the School of Education Building. School management, Representatives of workers and students unions in the College should also be invited by the House.

“To appeal to the Oyo State Government to look into the urgent need to re-award the second project (the Library Complex) to enable it to be completed on time.

“To urge the Oyo State Government to support the Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate with a grant for its all-round development.

“To urge the Oyo State Government to provide other palliative measures be the College like utility vehicles as there’s no single one in the institution as well as infrastructure to enable the NCCE to approve its programs.

“To appeal to Governor Seyi Makinde to direct the Oyo State Ministry of Works or any other relevant agency to urgently fix the collapse box culvert leading to the College.”

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