The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kolawole Salako has read the riot act to Contractors executing projects in the University to either deliver on the projects or be ready to be replaced.
Professor Salako gave the warning while leading Principal Officers and other top management staff of the University on an inspection tour of the various project sites.
According to him, “I am highly concerned about the slow pace of some contractors, particularly for projects that we met on ground. We thought that we should have completed them by now as they have gone beyond their delivery dates and they are not yet completed so I am trying to sensitise members of the community to let us know where we are. By Wednesday, I will be meeting the contractors to tell them how we feel about the pace of work and to also hear from them what they feel about us in terms of the administration of the project”.
The Vice-Chancellor who noted that he has spent about one and a half years in office, stressed that, “I am eager to get more projects done and there are still many opportunities to focus on. We cannot continue to stay with the old projects, we need to round them off and get new things done and so enhance the activities of the university in terms of teaching, research and community development”.
Inspecting the recently rehabilitated bridge close to the University main gate, Professor Salako condemned in its totality the irresponsible act of people who dispose their refuse into water channel, an act capable of blocking the channel.
He admonished residents, shop owners and commuters along the newly constructed bridge to discontinue the practice which caused the collapse of the road before rehabilitation was done by the University.
Projects inspected included the Academic Building Complex Blocks A and B, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT) Building Phase II, Maternity Clinic, Postgraduate Students Hostel II, Refurbishment of the Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Development and Sustainable Environment (CEADESE) Laboratory, Bakery Building, NEEDS Hostel Block III, Agricbusiness Incubation Centre and 2 km Rural Road Construction Project among others.