Nasarawa, Taraba, Benue and Osun have failed to allocate sites for the project


The Federal Government, on Friday, warned that it would scrap the Almajiri projects in four states (Nasarawa, Taraba, Benue and Osun) because they have not allocated sites for the projects yet.

Nyesom Wike, the Minister of State for Education, made this known at a meeting held in Abuja, where all the contractors handling Almajiri and library projects across the country convened for the assessment of the performance and progress of the projects.

Wike stressed that the meeting was crucial, as both projects were important to the federal government.

The Minister disclosed that out of the 50 Almajiri projects awarded in the Phase 1, 27 of them had been completed, 13 of the projects’ progress ranged between 70 to 90 percent, 6 of the projects were still below 70% completion while the remaining fell below 50% completion.

He acknowledged that the contractors had several challenges like security, delay in allocation of sites by state government, re-allocation of sites by some state governments and the NUPENG strike that delayed work on sites.

Present at the meeting were the contractors from Maiduguri, Adamawa, Borno, Kaduna, Kwara, Benin, Ondo, Sokoto, Kogi and also those contractors from the four defaulting states.

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