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Air Force Threatens To Revoke School Contracts

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has given an eight-week ultimatum to the contractors handling the 19 projects at the Nigerian Air Force Comprehensive Secondary School, Agbani in Enugu State.

He warned that anyone who failed to meet the deadline would have his contract revoked.

Abubakar, who was represented by the Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Abuja, Air Vice Marshal Ibrahim Yahaya, gave the ultimatum at the weekend when he inspected various projects in the school.

He said: “Where there are problems, I expressed dismay. Where there are shoddy jobs done, I told the contractors what is needed. And if he doesn’t meet up after the eight weeks, we will revoke the contract,’’Abubakar said.

On his impression after the inspection of the projects, he said:  “I am not quite impressed in the sense that most of the projects, I consider them ongoing.

“But so far so good, the ones that have been completed, they have been fairly handled and because when I came initially, the structures were in dilapidated state. So, I can see a remarkable change from what I saw the last time and now.”

He, however, explained that every contract awarded by NAF usually has a completion period of six months, depending on its complexity.

“We’re looking at maximum of eight weeks; we expect both   the supply aspect, like the furniture, the issue of IT facilities, and other infrastructure materials as well as the construction aspect should be completed.”

He hinted that the Nigerian Air Force had made its secondary schools next 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 student acquire a useful skill that could ensure self-sufficiency.

The projects are the Commandant’s House, Corpers’ Lodge, JSS1 classrooms, boys’ hostel, drainages, 10,000-litre capacity overhead water tank, culverts, solar power, dining hall, 919-perimeter fence, among others





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