Raphael Ede, Enugu
The Nigerian Air Force has given contractors handling various projects at the Air Force Secondary School, Agbani, in Enugu State, eight weeks ultimatum to complete the work.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, gave the ultimatum, on Sunday, during an inspection tour of the various projects that were being constructed at the school by the force.
Represented by the Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Abuja, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Yahaya, Marshal Abubakar said any contractors that failed to deliver his project on the expiration of eight weeks deadline would have his contract revoked.
“I am impressed on the work so far done but not quite impressed in the sense that most of the projects, I consider them ongoing.
“But so far so good for the ones that have been completed. When I came initially, the structures were in a very dilapidated state.
“So, I can see a remarkable shift from what I’ve seen the last time and now.
“We’re looking at maximum of eight weeks to complete all the projects; both the supply of the furniture, the IT facilities, and other infrastructure materials as well as the construction work should be completed,” he said.
Marshal Abubakar said that henceforth the service would conduct more oversight on the projects to make sure they get value for the money paid so that the students will have atmosphere conducive for learning.
He said the Nigerian Air Force had made its secondary schools second to none in the country with the provision of necessary infrastructure, leaning equipment, training and re-training of the human capacity (teachers), and compulsory vocation subjects to enable the students acquire a useful skill that could ensure self-reliance.