Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has given erring contractors handling part of the Sangotedo Homes in Ajah one week to improve the level of work or have their contracts terminated.
Sanwo-Olu, who visited the site on Friday, said work on phase one was 90 per cent complete while contractors handling phase two were working haphazardly.
He, however, expressed the hope that phase one would be completed and handed over in six weeks.
He also urged contractors handling phase two to speed up work and ensure they finish work in nine months.
Sanwo-Olu said: “As far as I know, government owes no one, but if we owe you, we will pay in one month. Erring contractors have one week to speed up work. The ministries of Housing and Works and Infrastructure would be back in one week to inspect and if there are no changes, your contract will be terminated and you will face prosecution.
“We thank the contractors who are doing a good job, especially in phase one. I commend our contractors who worked tirelessly, for showing proper commitment and ensuring they remain friendly contractors with government. We will remember you if we have other projects like this. We also hope phase one will be completed and handed over before the end of November.
“But we will not accommodate recalcitrant contractors. This is to warn erring contractors because there don’t have two heads, some utilise public funds very well while some are very recalcitrant. It doesn’t matter who you know, I won’t tolerate it, because I will be terminating some contacts. You have one week to amend or else your contract will be terminated and you will be prosecuted.
“Let’s give ourselves one more week to clean up and another three weeks for excessive clean up so we can hand over the blocks to our people.
“We also hope phase 2 can be ready in the next nine to 12 months, and it will be opened before the end of next year.”
The estate comprise of 774 flats in phase one and 444 flats in phase two.