Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Presidency bids to combat abandoned projects menace

24 October 2011

 .Okays contract continuity bill

Senate pushes for infrastructure funds

IT has been the dubious practice in Nigeria for a new government to discontinue projects initiated by its predecessors. But the Federal Government is now taking steps to bring the abandoned project popularly known as white elephant syndrome to an end.

Through a Project Continuity Bill, which it is set to present to the National Assembly soon, the Executive arm of government wants a legal framework that would make it mandatory for any new government to finish the projects initiated by its previous administration.

The Guardian learnt that the bill to be sent to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan soon, aims to commit governments at all levels to projects and policies embarked upon by their predecessors.

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