Contract awarding Ministries,
Departments and Agencies of government in Delta State have been told to be
prepared to embrace the new era of high standards in project execution in the
The Special Adviser to the Governor of Delta State on
Project Implementation and Evaluation, Hon. (Prince) Johnson Erijo, gave the
charge in an interview with newsmen in Asaba.
Hon. Erijo said the era when contractors in the state
deliver poor quality jobs in supplies or construction was over as government
was set to leave a legacy of excellence and perfection in all its projects,
pursuant to the Stronger Delta vision.
He said his office would soon embark on a sensitization
programme to keep all critical stakeholders abreast of the new order, pointing
out that the MDAs, contractors, communities, among others, would be involved to
delivery of standard projects that would stand the test
of time and add value to the lives of the people.
Honourable Erijo emphasised that the Project Implementation
and Evaluation office would be looking at the pricing of jobs, compliance to
specifications by contractors, quality of materials used or to be used, adding
that communities would be required to follow up on projects in their domains
and give feedback to government.
The Special Adviser stressed that there would be no room
for compromise and advised contract awarding Ministries, Departments and
Agencies in the state to be guided by the new order, while warning that
government would henceforth not pay for any sub standard job.
assured that his office would not witch hunt any contractor, but would insist
on acceptable standards no matter whose ox is gored.