Gov Ododo Expresses Satisfaction With Ongoing Projects in KSU Kabba, Urges Contractors to Engage Local Artisans

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Governor Usman Ododo has expressed satisfaction with the level of work done in the ongoing projects in Kogi State University (KSU) Kabba.

The Governor, who was at the institution on Tuesday to inspect all the ongoing projects alongside top government officials, promised to invest more and to consolidate on achievement recorded by his predecessor in education sector.

Governor Ododo, who was very excited with the warm reception he received from students, staff and indigenes of Kabba community, noted that his administration will continue to serve the people with transparency and sincerity.

“We are determined to ensure value for our money. As you know, education is the foundation for any country to develop.

“For every society that aspire for greatness, you must invest in education. This is the aspiration of His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, under his renewed hope.

“Our campaign promises is to consolidate and continue with the achievement of the last administration. We are to serve and not to be served. We are to give and not to take. We thank God with the level of the projects done in the University. I am satisfied with the quality of the job so far.

“I sincerely appreciate all the contractors for giving us their commitment to make sure the whole project is completed in the next three months. As you can see, their payment has been approved and starting from tomorrow, the payment will start impacting in their assignment. We are not going to leave any stone unturned in ensuring that all project are completed in this institution,” he said.

Earlier in his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of KSU Kabba, Prof. Kehinde Eniola thanked Governor Ododo for the quick release of funds to execute projects in the University.

“On behalf of the management and the entire staff of this institution, we must commend our Governor for continuing the good work of the previous administration.

“Meanwhile, the institution needs more accommodations for students, more lecture halls, laboratory, studio for performing art students, CCTV camera and patrol vehicle for security surveillance, coaster bus, perimeter fencing, 500kvA generator set and solar power, more TETFUND intervention grant to complete all ongoing projects in the institution and many more,” the Vice Chancellor said.

The Governor and his team had earlier inspected ongoing projects such as library, senate building, lecture theatre, road projects amongst others.

Governor Ododo also inspected Okuhapa bridge, Obangede Okaito Ihima road in Okehi local government of the state.

He charged contractors to always engage local artisans in the execution of projects across the state.

He emphasized that engaging local artisans in job will help reduce insecurities across the country.

The Governor, however, commended TEC Engineering for a job well done, assuring them that they will full payment of the agreement on Wednesday.

“The government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello has done a 32 years development plan for Kogi State to further strengthen the renewed hope agenda of Mr President of no room for project abandonment.

” Let me tell Nigerians that something unique has happened here today. TEC engineering engaged local artisan and contractors up to 80 percent. I can see welders here, iron benders, labourers, bricks layers and all are here doing this project . This has further help in solving the problem of insecurities we are having as far as this Country is concerned.

“I want to used this medium to appreciate TEC engineering for this singular act. I urge every other contractors to emulate this company by engaging our brothers and sisters that are ready to take the job with them. With this, we have solved the issue of insecurity in our Country by 80 percent,” he stated.

Governor Ododo equally appreciated the host communities for their support and understanding since the project was awarded to the company.

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