CAUSE OF ABANDONED PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT projects
CAUSE OF ABANDONED PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
The continued abandonment of public projects at various stages of development around the country is of significant concern not only to governments but also to civil officials who are overburdened.
The purpose of this research was to identify, analyse, and debate the fundamental causes of federal capital development Authority (FCDA) project abandonment.
The first chapter serves as an introduction, outlining the context of the study, a summary of the problems, the aims / objectives of the study, research questions, the significance of the study, the scope and limitations of the investigation, and an overview of the study of the federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja.
The second chapter acts as a literature review, defines unique words, and introduces the reader to certain housing policy in Nigeria.
The third chapter explains the research methodology, including all of the sources and methods of data gathering employed in this work.
The fourth chapter is the crux of the study activity, in which data collected from the field is presented and analysed.
Only a small part of government projects are completed by direct work, but the majority of development projects are entrusted to contractors.
Public structures have been known to be abandoned during construction or left to deteriorate after being nearly completed.
Abandoned projects can be found all over the country, from Enugu to ILorin, Port Harcourt to Sokoto, and Lagos to Maiduguri. Projects with a substantial capital outlay. Residential buildings, office buildings, and even road development are examples.
1.1 THE HISTORY OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TARRITORY VIZ – AVIZ THE FEDERAL CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ABUJA (FCDA)
The territory of the federal capital Abuja was formed in 1976 by Decree No. 6, which established the federal capital development agency in charge of the territory's design, construction, and administration.
The decree also gave the federal government of Nigeria ownership and control over all land in the area. The territory, which is located in the country's midsection, is 8000 square km in size.
It is thus more than twice the size of Lagos state (93535 square kilometres) and around two-thirds the size of Imo state (13032 square kilometres).
The federal capital territory itself is designed to occupy an area of 256 square kilometres, approximately 3% of the entire land area of the region, and the city is expected to have a total population of 3.2 million when fully developed.
From January to April / May, the duration of sunshine in the FCT ranges from 6-8 hours per day in the south to 8-10 hours per day in the north. However, there is a significant decline to a mean of roughly 4 hours per day in the months of July and August, owing primarily to an increase in cloud cover; it resumes in September.
Abuja, a virgin land with essentially no amenities of any kind before to 1976, became a test case, even where the pioneer civil servants would lodge. As a result, Civil Servants had to remain at scattered level motels in Suleja for residential housing, and the FCDA had to use a borrowed Niger State Housing Estate as its headquarters.
The only route connecting Suleja to the territory's Linther property was a colonial narrow tarred road.
FCDA is a parastatal under the Ministry for the Federal Capital Territory (MFCT) in charge of the territory's physical development.
FCDA is responsible for the development of public buildings and engineering. The Public building Development is in charge of developing and monitoring buildings, whereas the Engineering Development is in charge of roads, dams, electrical services, and bridges.
The majority of projects are completed by contractors, with very little done by direct labour.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE RESEARCH PROBLEMS
It has been observed that, despite the government's efforts to bring its projects to fruition, public projects are nevertheless substantially abandoned at various phases of construction.
What factors contribute to the abandoning of public projects?
As a result, the purpose of this research is to investigate the factors that lead to the abandonment of public sector development projects, particularly FCDA projects.
1.3 OBJECTIVES AND GOALS
The goals of this research are to investigate the causes and consequences of abandoned public development projects in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
The preceding goal was written with the following goals in mind.
(i) To investigate and determine the cause of an abandoned public development project in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.
(ii) To evaluate the impact of abandoned public development initiatives on citizens' lives.
(iii) To look at its consequences on the environment.
(iv) To provide potential solutions to the causes of public development project abandonment in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
(i) What are the possible causes of the Federal Capital Development Authority Project's abandonment?
(ii) What are the potential consequences of abandoning such projects?
(iii) How can the abandonment of public development projects in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja be reduced?
(iv) What are the potential remedies to the abandoning of public development projects in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory?
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
(i) It will help public sector development avoid project abandonment.
(ii) It will help researchers working on comparable topics.
(iii) It will educate the public on project abandonment and provide a brief historical background of the FCT.
1.7 SUMMARY OF THE STUDY
The project's goal is to investigate the causes and consequences of abandoned public development projects in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.
Some of the causes include insufficient funding or bankruptcy, lack of payment, high interest rates, inflation, improper planning, political reasons, payment delays, corruption, bureaucracy,
and the backlog of special materials, all of which have the effect of lowering the populace's living standard and making the environment look ugly, among other things. The second chapter included a review of related and pertinent literature.
The percentage technique was employed in both primary and secondary data sources in chapter three, which is the methodology. The data collected in chapter four was presented in tables and analysed accordingly.