Adegbesan Initiates Review Of Abandoned Federal Projects Across The Country - The People's Voice


Thursday, February 29, 2024

Adegbesan Initiates Review Of Abandoned Federal Projects Across The Country

By Miracle Okoro, Abuja

Ogun Federal Lawmaker Hon. Joseph Adegbesan, representing, Ijebu North / Ijebu East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency, sponsored a motion on the need to access and fix abandoned federal government projects across the country. 

Adegbesan in his lead debate during the plenary session of yesterday, notes that "statistics shown that over 60,000 projects are abandoned in Nigeria, thereby obstructing citizens from utilizing their tax proceeds and natural resources, with the total value of these projects reaching trillions of Naira. 

“Disturbed that these projects were initiated and designed to improve the standard of living of Nigerians
through electrification, power improvement, provision of portable water, qualitative education, healthcare
facilities, construction of roads and bridges;

“Also disturbed that successive administrations have been ignoring these projects on the premise that it
was not initiated by their government or not within their policy direction, disregarding their importance
to Nigerians and taxpayers’ money spent" 

Consequently, with some ammendment from his honourable colleagues in the green chamber, the House of Representatives ably led by the House Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, adopted the motion after some amendment and mandated its Committee on Works to review 60,000 abandoned Federal Government projects across the county noting that the abandonment of projects in Nigeria is disappointing and worrisome, and negatively impacts infrastructural provisions and development

The review of the abandoned projects is to include scope of work, commencement date, contract value, amount spent, and stage of work through Ministries, Departments and Agencies with workable plan to effectively complete the projects and report back within four weeks for further legislative action.

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