By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara state government has announced its readiness to renovate 31 public schools and offices at the total amount of N2 billion which would be executed under 34 lots.
The Permanent Secretary Alhaja Mariam Garba made this disclosure at the press briefing for the proposed rehabilitation of public schools held on Wednesday at the state Ministry of Education, Ilorin.
According to her, the present administration observed the deplorable condition of infrastructure decay/ deficit inherited so enormous and cannot be immediately remedied due to the huge cost required.
She said the administration has therefore demonstrated courage in deciding to institute modalities for the gradual renovation of dilapidated structures and provision of essential facilities that will make public schools in the state conducive for teaching and learning.
“Accordingly the first phase of the government intervention will involve eight first-generation schools in the state which will undergo comprehensive renovation as well as another 23 schools which were selected for the renovation of a number of blocks of classrooms/offices to ameliorate the poor infrastructural facilities in the schools”
“By the trending process, the Ministry will embark on the renovation of thirty one public schools projects which will however be executed under 34 lots at the total sum of N2 billion on this note I want to reassure all bidders that this Ministry is committed to ensure that the whole process will be transparent, open, free and fair in line with applicable processes established at Kwara state.”
Speaking with newsman, the representative of Society of Engineers Kwara state, Engineer Temitope Odetoyinbo assured the good people of Kwara state of quality job delivery.