ABIODUN Olasupo (APC-Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency) has warned the contractor handling the repair work on the Iseyin-Ipapo-Okaka road to ensure adherence to quality and timely delivery.

Olasupo, who is the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Legislative Compliance, said this in Iseyin while conducting oversight inspection of the road project.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government had in the 2017 Appropriation Act awarded the contract for the repair of the road.

“The contractor had since moved to site, but sadly it is a shoddy job here. I am a Quantity Surveyor and I know the quality of job required according to the details of the contract.

“I was on the road today doing my oversight function and I have actually stopped the contractor from doing a shoddy job.

“I know the value of the job and what is to be done. This contract is my intervention project. I know the job and I will ensure that I do what my people have entrusted me to do,” he said.

Olasupo, who is also a member of the Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), said he sought intervention for the repair of the road and this was granted in the 2017 Appropriation Act.

He said that he had applied for more money for the second section of the road, adding that this would soon be granted.

The lawmaker said he also sought intervention for the Iseyin-Ijaye-Moniya road and this was granted, adding that Gov. Abiola Ajimobi had already awarded the contract for the construction of the road.

He also said that two 500 KVA transformers would soon be installed in the constituency through the Rural Electrification Agency as part of the intervention projects granted to his office.

The lawmaker further said that two critical maternity centres were renovated as part of the intervention efforts through the Federal Ministry of Health, adding that 50 poles of solar street lights were also expected.

“You can see that what we understand as intervention is what other people call padding. If it is padding, the above mentioned are the products of padding,” he said.

Olasupo stated that constituency projects technically do not exist, adding that only zonal intervention projects approved by the presidency were in place.

“ There is an amount of money approved by the presidency for zonal intervention projects which is shared among the six geo-political zones of the country.

“The one accruing to the South-West is shared among the six states. Whatever that comes to each state, 40 percent goes to the senators and 60 percent goes to House of Representatives members.

“The truth is states that have high number of representatives in the house take far less amount. What comes to Oyo State annually is not more than N65 million and it is domiciled in an agency of choice,’’ he said.

He stated that the share of his constituency was targeted at providing text books, uniforms and other educational initiatives, adding that it had been domiciled with the appropriate agency.