The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has released the list of 1,301 cancelled projects awarded by the Commission before December 31, 2019, for which the contractors are yet to mobilize to site.
A Press Statement signed by the NDDC Director of Corporate Affairs, Dr Ibitoye Abosede, said the cancellation followed a directive from the Presidency. The list included 829 roads, 97 buildings, 85 electrification projects, 71 land reclamation projects and 63 desilting contracts.
Others are 51 sand filling projects, 17 shore protection projects, 36 solar water projects, among others.
The statement said that the action was a fall out of the forensic audit and Presidential directive issued earlier in May 2022.
It states: “This is to bring to the notice of all contractors engaged by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), as well as stakeholders and the general public, that the Presidency has directed that all projects awarded by the Commission before December 31, 2019, for which the beneficiary contractors are yet to mobilise to site, are by this directive cancelled,” the statement read.
It added that “this cancellation is subject to any future re-award in accordance with the Public Procurement Act and in line with the terms of the contracts for the award of the said projects.
“Consequently, all affected contractors are advised to note that all monies earlier received by way of mobilization for any of the projects are to be promptly refunded to the Commission’s Account with the Central Bank of Nigeria.”
Ibitoye Abosede, Ph.D.
Director, Corporate Affairs
November 14, 2022.
Categories: Niger Delta