- To checkmate abandoned buildings
Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has charged the National Contractors Association of Nigeria to register with the Bureau for Public Procurement, BPP as Non-Governmental Organization to enable it monitor activities of contractors in the country.
The Minister gave this charge on Tuesday in his office while receiving the leadership of the National Contractors Association of Nigeria led by it National Chairman, Mr. Onuche Okoh.
The Minister remarked that the Procurement Act has given Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations a window to register with the BPP to participate as watchdogs in the entire contract processes in the country.
Malam Bello therefore encouraged the Association to study the Act and take advantage of the window provided to strengthen the performance of contractors in the country.
He welcomed the Association’s interest to partner with the FCT Administration but said that the relationship can only be consummated when the BPP writes the FCT Administration in that regard.
Speaking earlier, the National Chairman of the National Contractors Association of Nigeria, Mr. Onuche Okoh revealed that the Association was established in 1987.
The National Chairman frowned at several numbers of uncompleted buildings scattered across the country and promised to help eradicate abandoned projects.
According to him, the Association will go back to the basics by monitoring the activities of the contractors by entrenching transparency and integrity.