The issue of abandoned projects in Nigeria is burning and disturbing every individual. Leaders especially politicians have habits of starting projects and abandoning them inconsiderate of the level of completion, it could be an early stage or close to completion, thereby, wasting public funds and putting citizens into avoidable hardships. This mostly happens as a result of change of government or by the same government whom might have dropped interest on it due to reasons such as poor planning before inception, etc. Nigeria as a country is not only losing resources but also the lives of millions of citizens as a result of abandoning projects. This is the reason that the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) came up with a citizens’ driven initiative (Report a Project Competition) in order to draw the attention of the authority to address the situation in the country. It is in view of this, we at CITAD call all patriotic students of Tertiary Institutions in the country to support this initiative by reporting abandoned projects in their communities.
Call for Submissions
As part of its fight against corruption under the project entitled “Anti-Corruption and Promoting Accountability in Nigeria” supported by MacArthur Foundation, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) came up with a citizens’ driven initiative (Report a Project Competition) in order to draw the attention of the authority to address the situation in the country. This call is for the Students of Tertiary Institutions across the country to submit reports on abandoned projects in their communities.
The project cut across all service delivery areas such as water, buildings, drainages, roads, etc.
We are requesting reports on identified and verifiable abandoned projects in your communities and the criteria for this report are:
- Public Projects that are abandoned for about three years
- The report should contain:
- The location of the project (full address)
- Pictures of the abandoned structure
- Pictures or name and address of the awarding agency
- Name and address of the consulting firm
- Name and address of the contracting firm
- Year the project started and how long it was abandoned?
- The population of the beneficiary community(ies)
All submitted reports will be reviewed by a team of judges, the best six out of the total reports submitted will be selected, shared and put to voting. Three reports with highest votes will be considered as winners. There will be gifts for the winning reports as follows:
- First Position: Republished Computer
- Second Position: Android Phone
- Third Position : Android Phone
All students of tertiary Institutions in Nigeria are eligible to participate in this competition. Therefore, any student participating MUST put his/her School Registration Number and a scan copy of her/his school identity Card.