Description/achievement of initiative
#FollowTheProject is a citizen-led initiative to lead movement against the culture of abandoned projects in Nigeria. The initiative shall be a movement to monitor, track and mount pressure government to complete all projects initiated and awarded with special interest on project designs, supervision, duration and cost of projects providing real-time analytics of progress, community and stakeholder cooperation and risk analysis.
#FollowTheProject will recruit and mobilize “Citizen Project Champions across states of the federation to tour project sites, access level of progress and compliance with the standard and international best practices for such projects, and as well engage grassroots people in the project host communities.
#FollowTheProject as part of leading the cause to defeat the culture of abandoned projects by government, this initiative shall engage citizens to educate them through town hall sessions and radio programme on creating enabling environment for projects of government to strive and be completed in their communities as all these shall contribute largely to the success of project delivery in Nigeria on time and according to project charter, standard and scope.
Also, #FollowTheProject generates and publishes data on the general performance, stakeholder acceptance and citizens’ satisfaction, and tracking of functionality and maintenance of such projects after commissioning.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Team members and volunteers will be recruited and trained on the core areas if project management, reporting and technology tools to drive quality results.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
One of the strongest bullets of bad leadership and poor governance that has hit Nigerian citizens and communities is the culture of abandoned projects. As at today, there over 100, 000 uncompleted projects across the length and breadth of Nigeria at local, state and national levels. Several billions wasted and looted while the people and communities are living in the shadow of such projects.
FollowTheProject is a citizen-led initiative to lead movements against the culture of abandoned projects in Nigeria. The initiative shall be a movement to monitor, track and mount pressure government to complete all projects initiated and awarded by government with special interest on project design analysis, supervision, duration and cost of projects providing real-time analytics of progress, community and stakeholder cooperation and risk analysis.
#FollowTheProject shall not only monitor and track projects of government, it shall design and implement systems and programs to engage project practitioners on why the culture of abandoned projects must be defeated in Nigeria’s public and private sectors.
Enough is Enough, Nigeria and The Special Breeds Development Initiative