Lagos State Infrastructure Asset Management Agency (LASIAMA) has commenced renovation work in Secondary Schools across the state.
At a project meeting with Principals of the affected Schools recently, the General Manager of the Agency, Nike Adekanbi stated that this phase of work became necessary following a comprehensive assessment of the state of schools in Lagos State by LASIAMA and the Ministry of Education.
The meeting, according to her was a strategic move to strengthen the relationship between the Agency and the Principals, being major stakeholders on the on-going rehabilitation projects, while adding that LASIAMA would subsequently embark on routine maintenance of the facilities.
She said further that the scope of work involves repairs of plumbing, electrical, windows and doors, damaged roof and walls, toilet and other essential features of the building to make them conducive and functional.
On the anticipated quality of work, the General Manager noted that the Agency, Contractors and End Users are all on the same page on LASIAMA’s zero tolerance for substandard work as the objective is to make the schools infrastructure better than they were.
“We have told our contractors of our zero tolerance for poor quality and the need to achieve best value for money ” she said, adding that every steps are being taken to ensure effective monitoring of projects in order to forestall compromise on quality.
She also stated that the Agency is operating in the full spirit of rapid delivery of services to the good people of Lagos, in the bid to fulfil it’s own share of efforts to make Lagos a twenty-first century state.
On their part, the School Principals commeded the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for giving necessary attention to the state of School Infrastructures while some noted that such efforts have not been witnessed in recent years.
The renovation projects which are to be implemented within one to four months is only a fraction of several Government owned Infrastructures and Assets to receive attention across various sectors in 2020.
It would be recalled that one of the first actions of Mr. Governor upon assumption of office was to call for assessment of the Lagos State Infrastructure Asset Management Agency (LASIAMA) with a view to making the Agency more vibrant and alive to its establishing mandates.