TSUBEB Chairman charges contractors to improve on service delivery.

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TSUBEB Chairman charges contractors to improve on service delivery.

By Christiana Babayo.

Chairman of the Taraba state Universal Basic Education Board, TSUBEB, Yakubu Agbaizo has called on Contractors to improve on service delivery as it is the bedrock upon which quality execution of projects lie.

The Chairman made this call on Wednesday during the opening of the bid document for the execution of the 2022 TSUBEB matching grant action plan in Jalingo.

“This is a key factor in ensuring the achievements of the goals and
objectives of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) programmes in
the state.

“Quality dimension has become very imperative in the provision of the Universal Basic Education (BE) in any given state since it is a fundamental determinant for achieving the goals of equity, such as high enrolment and retention.

“Hence, the need to gather
all of you here as Contractors and re- echo in your minds the need to improve on our service delivery and make our services to have quality in terms of projects execution” He said

Agbaizo who was represented by Member II of the board, Mr James Jella also lauded the prompt response of Gov Darius in the area of education while assuring that the board will not disappoint him.

“I would not end this address without appreciating and congratulating His Excellency the Executive Governor of the state, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku for paying priority attention to Education in the state, with particular reference to Basic and Basic Education, (BE) as can be seen in the execution of projects that have direct bearings to Basic Education (BE) across the state.

“This I know is due to his strong believe that Education is the bedrock of development of any nation. It is also worthy of note that while other states are still battling to pay their 2018 counterpart funding for execution of project, His Excellency has paid up till 2022 which we are here to appropriate” he said.

Speaking at the bid opening, the DG Bureau for Public procurement Mr Shamaki Tanko stressed that every step must taken within the ambit of the law to ensure transparency.

Also speaking, the Taraba state Chairman of the civil society organization, Dr Joseph Gimba said “as civil society organization, it is within law to ask questions about what is going on to ensure transparency and accountability. We insist that we must obtain value for money and we are operating within the law”

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