Rivers Education Commissioner Tasks Communities On Protection Of Govt Projects

Worried at the spate which hoodlums  sabotage Government efforts in the rural communities, the Rivers state Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, has asked communities to safeguard executed and ongoing government projects in their domains.

He gave the charge while condemning the wanton act of vandalism on school facilities of Western Ahoada County High School, in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.

Expressing concern on the level of theft in the school he informed that what he found out during his assessment tours of on going schools construction works in Ahoada East and Abua/Odual Local Government Areas is unfortunate and condemnable.

Professor Ebeku who maintained that the durability of government facilities is reliant on its protection from hoodlums by community members disclosed that facilities installed in some schools have been burgled and some damaged by hoodlums.

“Communities where government projects are sited must see the projects as their own.They must strive to protect the projects. I will sincerely urge communities where government projects are ongoing to partner with government and the contractors to see that these projects are protected”, he advised.

On the ongoing review exercise by the ministry, the Education Commissioner said it is to ensure that contractors meet the standards and specifications for the projects which His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike is executing in the state.

He urged contractors to ensure timely completion of their projects and expressed satisfaction with the quality of work and pace of delivery by some of the contractors.

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