Basic Education: Cross River Government Gives Two Weeks Ultimatum To Defaulting Contractors

In Breaking News, Education, National News, Reports

By Jonathan Ugbal

The Cross River State government has issued a two week ultimatum to contractors in its universal basic education scheme to deliver on their jobs or risk investigation and possible prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

This was contained in a letter dated February 13, 2018 and signed by the Director, policy analysis, research and statistics (PRS) in the Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (CRSUBEB), Mr. Nkanu Egbula which said that the contracts awarded have since expired.

“I am directed to inform all contractors yet to finish their jobs that the duration for the contract awarded their companies on the 23rd of December, 2016 has since expired,” read the letter titled “Expiration Of Duration Of Contract,” and addressed to all CRSUBEB contractors.

The letter with reference number; CR/SUBEB/S/6259/VOL.8/651also stated that the contractors are: “therefore given two (2) weeks from the date of this letter to deliver the job or have your company name forwarded to Economic and Financial Crime Commission as directed by Universal Basic Education (UBEC) for further necessary action.”

The state had awarded contracts totaling about NGN2 billion after the state matched it’s NGN1.04 billion counterpart funding.

They were allegations that the contracts were awarded to appointees of government, cronies and partners for political patronage which were denied severally by both the Board and government spokespersons who insisted that due process was followed in the bidding processes.

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