From LUCKY NWANKWERE:
Acting President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday constituted a federal projects assessment committee to provide necessary information on their status across the country. The committee’s terms of reference, according to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant, Mr. Ima Niboro, are as follows:
•To take inventory of all ongoing projects awarded by the Federal Government;
•To assess the level of funding of each project;
•To undertake a physical inspection of each project to determine work done and to ascertain whether it is commensurate to the amount paid to the contractors;
•To evaluate the professional competence of the contractors handling the various projects;
•To determine whether the level of execution of the projects is in accordance with the terms of the contract agreement between the Federal Government and the contractor;
•To examine a plan of action that is realistic, practical and achievable including implementation phases for the execution of the projects;
•To examine the reason given if applicable why the projects were not executed in accordance with the terms of contract agreement at the time of the award; and
•To make appropriate recommendations to Government on how to fast-track the completion of the projects.
The federal projects assessment committee is headed by Arc. Ibrahim Bunu others are Mr. Bon Otti (Vice Chairman), Mr. Iboro Ege-Edaba, Mr. Yomi Awoniyi, Navy Capt. Caleb Olubolade,(rtd.) Prof. Aminu Mikailu, Engr. (Dr.) Idris Abubakar, Engr. Pius Okpa, Mrs. Kate Okparake, Engr. Usman Abubakar and Engr. Gbola Tokun.
The rest include Engr. Etodo Inyang, Prof. Akoh N. Ugbabe, Engr. Ummi Aminu, Engr. Olusegun Adedeji, Engr. Khalil Inuwa, Engr. B. K. Mohammed and Dr. O. O Oluleye of the Office of Secretary of the Government of the Federation as member/secretary.
Niboro said the committee, to be inaugurated by the Acting President on Thursday, March 4, had three months to complete its assignment and submit a report to government.
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