Minister wants Contractors Association registered as an NGO

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

FCT Minister Mohammed Bello

The National Contractors Association of Nigeria has been charged to register with the Bureau for Public Procurement (BPP) as Non-Governmental Organization to enable it monitor activities of contractors in the country.

In a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Administration, Muhammad Hazat Sule, the Nigerian Minister of Federal Capital Territory Administration, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello while receiving the leadership of the NCAN in Abuja, encouraged the Association to study the Act and take advantage of the window provided to strengthen the performance of contractors in the country.

He noted that the Procurement Act has given Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations a window to register with the BPP to participate as watchdogs in the entire contract processes in the country.

Malam Bello 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 Mr. Onuche Okoh, frowned at several numbers of uncompleted buildings scattered across the country and promised to help eradicate abandoned projects.

Mr. Okoh, assured the minister that the Association will go back to the basics by monitoring the activities of the contractors by entrenching
transparency and integrity contain in the Association document established in 1987.