Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:05 pm
The Acting Rector of the institution Dr. Salisu O. Usman gave the advice today in Lokoja, during the presentation ceremony of “award letters” to the deserving contractors who emerged victorious after competitive bidding process for seven Tetfund projects to be executed for the institution .
The Rector noted that the era of abandoned projects syndrome has gone forever advising contractors to comply strictly with the bill of quantities in order to avoid collision with the management.
He frowned at the plethora of abandoned projects doning the landscape of the poytechnic and assured that he is determined to change the narrative for the school to have value for its money for the benefits of humanity and the institution.
He explained that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund ( Tetfund) is magnanimous with the school by approving the construction of seven legacy projects aimed at enhancing teaching and learning and urged the contractors to exhibit highest level of professionalism in the execution of the projects.
Dr Salisu Usman disclosed that on assumption of office about three months ago, he promised to utilise his contacts to bring functional developments to the institution which according to him culminated in approval of these seven projects for the polytechnic.
He said as part of his efforts at repositioning the school to meet the yearnings of 21st century higher institution, he has completed the hosting of internet services within the campuses to aid the e- learning method adopted to keep the students abreast during the lockdown period occasioned by the Covid 19 pandemic.
The polytechnic administrator noted that he has also put in place proactive measures to discourage students from participating in cultism and cult related activities saying their identified meeting points have been cleared of debris , as it will give the security personels clear view to effectively monitor their activities.
“I advised you (Contractors) to liaise with the consultant in every stage of the project to avoid running fouls of the specifications . If you follow the standard you will not have problems with us” He warned.
Those present at the occasion include, the Tetfund Consultant, Gimba and Partners, Heads of Professional Associations in the state, contractors and Management staff of the college. The consultant vowed to stick to standards in his handling of the projects.