As part of the oversight function of the National Assembly in ensuring that funds released by the Federal Government for schools’ projects are judiciously utilized, the Federal House of Representatives, Committee on Basic Education and Services visited the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, to inspect various intervention projects under the Federal Government’s Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, and state matching funds.
Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, OON, who led other members of the committee on the three-day working visit, inspected infrastructures in schools in the state.
Expressing his satisfaction on the standard and quality of projected executed projects, Ihonvbere also commended LASUBEB for the judicious utilization of funds.
He, however, noted that notwithstanding the topography of Lagos, schools need to be landscaped and equipped with play grounds and play facilities.
He also recommended that perimeter fencing should be provided in schools, as part of measures to safeguard pupils against insurgence and protect projects against vandalism and theft.
Prof. Ihonvbere commended the Lagos State government for its compliance to COVID-19 safety protocols in schools, adding that the committee will also recommend recreation equipments as part of constituency and UBEC intervention projects.
LASUBEB Executive Chairman, Hon. Wahab Alawiye-King, accompanied by board members, board Secretary, and other top management staff of the board conducted the lawmakers round the projects.
He disclosed that one of the instrument used in ensuring transparency, accountability, probity and efficiency in public finance matters is oversight functions.
Alawiye-King said, “We, as the executor of the infrastructure, need to make sure it is properly done.
“It is part of our responsibility as SUBEB to ensure that infrastructural projects are done according to specification and delivered within specified period.”
The delegation also paid a courtesy visit to the executive governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to intimate him of the purpose of their visit and on some of its findings.