FUNAAB VC warns contractors

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The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Prof Kolawole Salako, has read the riot act to contractors executing projects in the University to either deliver on the projects or be replaced. Salako gave the warning while leading Principal Officers and other top management staff of the University on an inspection tour of various project sites on campus. “I am highly concerned about the slow pace of some contractors, particularly for projects that we met on ground. We thought that we should have completed them by now as they have gone beyond their delivery dates and they are not yet completed so I am trying to sensitise members of the community to let us know where we are. By Wednesday, I will be meeting the contractors to tell them how we feel about the pace of work and to also hear from them what they feel about us in terms of the administration of the project”. Inspecting the recently rehabilitated bridge close to the University main gate, Salako, who has sent about 30 months in office, condemned the dumping of refuse into water channel, which he said was capable of blocking the channel. He admonished residents, shop owners and commuters along the bridge to discontinue the practice which caused the collapse of the road before  rehabilitation was done by the University. Projects inspected included the Academic Building Complex Blocks A and B, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT) Building Phase II, Maternity Clinic, Postgraduate Students Hostel II, Refurbishment of the Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) laboratory, bakery building, NEEDS Hostel Block III, Agricbusiness Incubation Centre and two km rural road construction project among others.

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