Agency report

Dr Abbas Tajuddeen, member representing Zaria Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has said that more than N5 trillion government projects are abandoned across Nigeria.

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Tajuddeen, who expressed “deep worry” over the situation said the country was incurring huge losses due to the abandonment.

He said the Bill for the amendment of the Public Procurement Act, which he sponsored, is aimed at addressing issues of abandoned projects among others.

“This is because, today Nigeria has more than N5 trillion worth of abandoned projects and if you trace the history of these projects, you will find out that they are predominantly caused by contractors’ neglect.

“We believe that by coming-up with an additional legislation to provide for additional fines and damages against contractors, issues of contracts abandonment will become history in Nigeria,” he said.