By Emmanuel Elebeke
As 2012 draws to an end, the federal ministry of information said it has made significant achievements in the implementation of the National Good Governance Tour, which has so far covered the Federal Capital Territory and five States in the North Central Zone viz: Kwara, Niger, Plateau, Benue and Nassarawa States.
The National Good Governance Tour in the FCT commenced on the 20th September, 2012 with visits to project sites where high impact projects, which have attained reasonable progress were inspected. The projects cut across water, road and engineering infrastructure, development of new and existing districts as well as health and educational projects.
In a statement released by the ministry and signed by the Director, Public Relations and Protocol in the ministry and Coordinator, National Good Governance Tour, Mr. Samuel Ajayi, the ministry said in the FCT and all the States visited, the team left convinced that a lot of developmental projects are ongoing by the Federal, State and Local Governments.
He noted that there was overwhelming evidence during the tour that governments are working, despite shortcomings and lack of dedication on the part of a few contractors, though, acknowledged some poor execution of some contracts by contractors in the states visited. They include: The Bokkos–Panyam–Wamba road in Plateau State and the Agaie–Katcha–Baro road in Niger State.
As a result of the inspection of the projects by the National Good Governance Tour, he said both contracts amounting to about N7 billion have now been revoked by Government; adding that other contractors and service providers who have fallen below the mark are being reviewed by government agencies.