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FCT Minister Wants Contractors Registered as NGOs

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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

abandoned projects.
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

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