Nigerian State Sends Warning to Shoddy Contractors for MDG Projects

    Shoddy contractors risk having their contracts terminated as Nigeria’s Anambra state government adopts the riot act to contractors implementing projects aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The state, Vanguard reports, has lined up 42 MDG projects including the rehabilitation of primary health care centers, establishment of small-town water schemes and construction of youth skills acquisition centers. “The committee will promptly terminate any contract that falls short of the expected standard, and we invite the press to partner with the committee in ensuring that our projects are properly executed for the benefit of our people,” said Chinyere Okunna, Anambra’s state commissioner for budget and economic planning, as quoted by Next.

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.