We Won't Compromise on Standards, Lagos Warns Contractors
The Lagos State Government has warned that it would not accept a compromise in quality on any job, standard regulations, and scope of infrastructural projects in the State.
This is a warning given to contractors handling various infrastructural development projects in the state who are expected to move back to various sites.
Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Aramide Adeyoye made this known during an inspection tour of some of the on-going projects in the state, including Egan-Ayobo Road and Agege Pen-Cinema Fly-Over projects. She also warned that any contractor that compromised standards would be sanctioned.
While emphasizing the need for quality jobs and total adherence to project guidelines, the Special Adviser directed that contractors should henceforth submit their work schedules to the Ministry for verification before construction, insisting that government site engineers must ensure conformity with government regulations and contract specifications for quality job delivery.
According to her, all projects are being financed indirectly by the public through their taxes and the only way to compensate the people is to ensure that they have value for their money through quality infrastructure, good service delivery, and good governance.”
Meanwhile, Lagos State Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo has asked Finance and Accounts Officers within the employ of the State Government to extend their accounting processes beyond Reconciliation and Cash Book analysis.
The directive of the Commissioner was conveyed to the Accountants during the Technical meeting with Directors and Heads of Finance and Accounts Departments across the State, the second edition in 2019, at State Treasury Office Resource Centre, Alausa, Ikeja.
According to the Commissioner, there is a need for accountants who are the finance managers of the resources of the State Government to ensure that funds allocated to projects are judiciously spent incommensurate measures with the resources allocated for such projects.
Olowo furthermore called for more diligence in the discharge of their responsibilities as well as thorough compliance with all financial laws and regulations guiding the profession.