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Lagos warns contractors against compromising on quality

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Lagos State government has warned contractors that it would not accept a compromise of quality on any job, standard regulations and scope of the projects.

Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Aramide Adeyoye, who gave the charge yesterday during an inspection tour of some of the ongoing projects, including Egan-Ayobo Road and Agege Pen-Cinema Fly-Over projects, warned that any contractor that compromises standards would be sanctioned.

While emphasising the need for quality jobs and total adherence to project guidelines, the special adviser directed that contractors should henceforth submit their work schedules to the ministry for verification before construction, insisting that government site engineers must ensure conformity with government regulations and contract specifications for quality job delivery.

Adeyoye said: “Quality assurance is the hallmark of this administration. We cannot afford to compromise standards in all our projects. All these projects are being financed indirectly by the public through their taxes. Taxes are paid on mutual trust and we must not betray the confidence reposed in us as government. The only way to compensate them is to ensure that they have value for their money through quality infrastructure, good service delivery and good governance.”

She urged contractors to be security and safety conscious while on sites, directing that all site engineers and construction workers must put on their protective jackets, safety boots, helmets and other necessary safety gadgets.

Adeyoye also cautioned that all sites must be kept clean, healthy and devoid of any form of degradation at all times.

Responding, one of the contractors handling the projects, Adeniyi Sarumi, the Managing Director of Nessarm Ventures Ltd, assured that his company would meet all government regulations and deliver in record time.


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