Federal Ministry of Works Fails to Execute Projects Worth N550 Million in Kano, Jos, Ilorin

Contracts worth N550 million for construction of Lifts at federal secretariats in Kano, Jos, Ilorin have remained non-executed, according to TrackaNG.

One of the projects is the provision of lifts in the federal secretariat at Portharcourt and Jos worth N500 million.

The ministry in it’s 2023 budget, allocated the sum of
“N500m was allocated to the Provision of 4 No. 8 Passenger Lift At Federal Secretariats in Port-Harcourt and Jos Plateau State in the 2023 FG Budget”.

“We tracked and report that this project has not been done. The lifts in this 8-storey building have been out of use for more than 15 years”, TrackaNG tweeted on X.

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TrackaNG while in an assessment and accountability visit to Federal Secretariat Jos, Plateau state found out that despite having 8-storey building, the Secretariat’s lifts have been out of use for more than 15 years.

Another N50 million was allocated for the maintenance of the lifts in Ilorin, Kano, Port Harcourt, Jos, but they faced same fate of abandonment.

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“N50m was allocated to the Maintenance of Lifts at the Federal Secretariat at Ilorin, Portharcourt, Kano and Jos in the 2023 FG Budget”.

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“We tracked this project and report that it has not been done”, said TrackaNG in another tweet via micro-blogging platform, X.

The organization enjoined the implementing agency to for public sake, account for the whereabouts of the funds, saying “we call on @FMWNIG, the implementing agency, to provide the public with details of this project and facilitate its execution”.

As of the time of this report, the federal ministry of works has not publicly reacted to the development nor offered clarifications.


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