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SDGs: Gov. Sule warns contractors to adhere to job specifications




By Sunday John

Awe (Nasarawa State), Gov.Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has warned contractors handling projects of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the state to adhere to contract specifications.

Sule gave the warning on Saturday in Wamba Local Government Area of the state at the inauguration of 26 classroom blocks under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) office.

According to him, the 17 goals of SDGs were aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoyed peace and prosperity, and  therefore he could tolerate substandard job.

He said that specifications were given in terms of quality of blocks, paints, borehole, solar power, among others, and that every contractor handling any aspects of the job must adhere to  specifications.

The governor said his administration would ensure that every Local Government and electoral ward in the state benefited from one project or another.

He said that the projects execution was in fulfillment of his campaign promises with a view to improving the lives of the people, and could, therefore, not  allow anyone to sabotage his efforts.

Earlier, Abubakar Murtala, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the governor on SDGs, said that due process was  followed in awarding the contracts to credible people.

He said the SDGs office in the state had put machinery in place to ensure that contractors adhered to job specifications.

He,therefore, called on benefiting communities to monitor progress of work and report any shady  practice to the website of state’s SDGs office for prompt action.

Nigeria News Agency reports that 26 classroom blocks consisting of eight Primary Schools, five Junior Secondary Schools and 13 Senior Secondary Schools would be constructed across the 13 local governments with toilet facilities and solar powered boreholes.

Edited by Chioma Ugboma and Abdullahi Yusuf

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