Federal character commission shifts to auditing projects nationwide, says chairman – The Sun Nigeria


The Federal Character Commission (FCC) is to begin a nationwide infrastructure audit for all ongoing and discontinued projects in the country.

Dr. Muheeba Dankaka, chairman of the commission, made this known on Wednesday, in Calabar, during an awareness program for actors in the South-South zone.

She said the action is in line with the infrastructure spread guarantee.

“The national infrastructure audit for all ongoing and abandoned projects aims to determine and verify their significance and level of completion.

“The commission will continue to ensure fairness and equity within the federation and assess the spread of socio-economic amenities as represented by the location of projects in Nigeria, and ensure compliance,” she said.

She also noted the increasing level of collaboration with government agencies responsible for providing socio-economic amenities and infrastructure.

Dankaka said interactions with MDAs over the years have recorded a considerable level of acceptance and compliance with the FCC regarding the allocation of bureaucratic positions.

She said that it is on this basis that the commission decided to begin the implementation of its second mandate to ensure an equitable distribution of socio-economic amenities and infrastructure nationwide.

“Various MDAs such as the Ministry of Transport, Education, Health, Public Works, Energy and Housing, the Bureau of Statistics and the Federation Budget Office are collaborating with us.

“Similarly, ad hoc government intervention programs are now working closely with us on the need to imbibe the spirit of federal character as they embark on capital projects across the country. “, she said.

She further stated that the commission is open to collaboration and assistance from other government agencies, external development partners, private and public sectors, non-governmental organizations and civil society organizations.

“We ardently believe that such collaboration, consultations and synergy with the commission will greatly improve the fulfillment of our mandate to ensure the nation’s general development.

“Given that the political orientation of this government is aimed at ensuring an integrated and balanced development of the country, it becomes clear that the dual mandate of the commission can provide a real platform for its actualization,” she said. .

Dankaka however noted that the challenges of inadequate data on the distribution of infrastructure and the spread of socio-economic projects in Nigeria have made it difficult to even assess the distribution of projects and programs.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop is themed: “Promoting peace and national development through equitable distribution of socio-economic amenities and infrastructure throughout the country.”

NAN also reports that the workshop brought together all of the commissioners representing the zone on the commission as well as representatives from all of the federal settlements in Cross River.

The Commission also inaugurated its permanent office complex in the state. (NOPE)

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