The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has charged the National
Contractors Association of Nigeria to register with the Bureau for
Public Procurement (BPP) as Non-Governmental Organization to enable it
monitor activities of contractors in the country.
The Minister gave this charge on Tuesday in his office while receiving
the leadership of the National Contractors Association of Nigeria led
by it National Chairman, Mr. Onuche Okoh.
The Minister remarked that the Procurement Act has given
Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations a
window to register with the BPP to participate as watchdogs in the
entire contract processes in the country.
Malam Bello therefore encouraged the Association to study the Act and
take advantage of the window provided to strengthen the performance of
contractors in the country.
He welcomed the Association’s interest to partner with the FCT
Administration but said that the relationship can only be consummated
when the BPP writes the FCT Administration in that regard.
Speaking earlier, the National Chairman of the National Contractors
Association of Nigeria, Mr. Onuche Okoh revealed that the Association
was established in 1987.
The National Chairman frowned at several numbers of uncompleted
buildings scattered across the country and promised to help eradicate
According to him, the Association will go back to the basics by
monitoring the activities of the contractors by entrenching
transparency and integrity.
The FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye as well as other
officials of the FCT Administration attended the brief rendezvous.
Muhammad Hazat Sule, FCAI
Deputy Director / Chief Press Secretary,
Tuesday, June 7, 2016.