Senate considers bill to compel federal, state govts to complete abandoned projects

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Senate considers bill to compel federal, state govts to complete abandoned projects

Senate Chamber will soon have 50% of Women Representation — Lawan
Senate Chamber will soon have 50% of Women Representation — Lawan
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.

A bill seeking to make it unlawful for a government of the federation to have an abandoned project in any part of Nigeria on Wednesday scaled second reading in the Senate. 

The bill titled: “Compulsory Development Planning and Project Continuity Bill, 2021” was sponsored by Senator Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano North). 

In his lead debate, Barau said the bill seeks to make development planning compulsory for all tiers of government.

According to the lawmaker, it seeks to make provisions for each of the governments of the Federation to establish and maintain project implementation plans for projects within their jurisdiction from inception to conclusion.

Barau lamented that the non-completion of projects and lack of continuity in government programmes and policies are largely responsible for Nigeria’s lagging economic and infrastructural development.  

“Mr President, my respected Colleagues, all over the world, government is a…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper