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Abandoned projects and construction failure including building and other civil engineering infrastructure development projects like houses, churches, schools, roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, airports, seaports, etc. litter the whole of Nigeria. Osemenan (1987) reported that Nigeria has become the “world’s junk-yard of abandoned and failed projects worth billions of naira and it is greatly unthinkable that Nigeria blessed with so great potentials in the building and construction industry can experience such magnitude of project failure and abandonment. According to another report by

Kotangora (1993) there is about 4000 uncompleted or abandoned project belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria with an estimated cost of above N 300 billion which will take 30 years to complete at the present execution capacity of government, also according to him, this issue of abandonment and construction project failure is been left without adequate attention for too long which is now having a multiplier effect on the construction industry in particular and the national economy as a whole. The building and construction industry plays a very dominant role in the economy of any nation. A healthy economy usually experiences an increase in building and construction activities, but in a depressed economy, the incidence of project abandonment and construction failures tends to be more prevalent. Akindoyeni (1989) qualitatively reasoned that some of the causes of project abandonment and construction failure in Nigeria are deaths of clients, the inability of clients to attract funds, and lack of good planning.

The abandonment of development projects is the act of discontinuing any activities or maintenance works on such development projects within a time frame of the contract agreement and with no intention of returning back to the development (Spelman, 1993). Similarly, O’Flaherty (1993) while reflecting on property development projects suggests that it is when an owner or developer is ceasing to provide the required maintenance management to a developed property. There could also be construction failure due to improper planning.

However, real property development projects being capital-intensive undertaking should be critically analyzed to ascertain their feasibility and viability before embarking on them. But, on several occasions and as it had been observed, governments, contractors, and agencies have abandoned development projects mid-way into construction and completion. The causes and effects of these development project's abandonments and construction failure are not just peculiar to a particular reason rather cut across several reasons (Ayodele and Alabi, 2011), and as well as creating a total dwindling effect on the values of developed properties located close and within the vicinity. The expected prominence of any earmarked development projects is to be completed, while at the same time, adding values to the built environment aesthetics. Although, development projects are temporary endeavors undertaken to create a unique product and services with a defined beginning and ending date (Gardner, 2005). The accomplishment of such purposes should be realized at all times otherwise needless of such development (Gardner, 2005). The development projects specific in the study framework is infrastructural projects (such as; house, electricity, road, schools, and drainage). However, the study's purpose is to investigate and assess the causes and effects of development projects abandonment and construction failure in Nigeria.

1.2   STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM The unceasing abandonment and failure of development projects are so shocking in the developing countries that Nigerian has remained one of the countries in such difficulty (Ayodele and Alabi, 2011; Kotangora, 1993; Osemenan, 1987). Therefore, the significance that the incessant abandonment of projects and construction failure would bring several effects on the aesthetics of the environment, real properties, and its values and the economy cannot be overemphasized since some of the development projects provide the basic services that should meet the needs of the people. However, this study will examine the causes of construction project failure and abandonments in Nigeria.

1.3   OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY The following are the objectives of this study:

To examine the causes of construction project failure and abandonments in Nigeria. To examine the effect of construction project failure and abandonments in Nigeria. To determine the solution to the problem of construction project failure and abandonments in Nigeria.


What are the causes of construction project failure and abandonments in Nigeria? What is the effect of construction project failure and abandonments in Nigeria? What is the solution to the problem of construction project failure and abandonments in Nigeria?

1.6   SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY The following are the significance of this study:

This study will educate the general public and the experts in the building industry on the causes of construction project failure and abandonments in Nigeria with a view of proffering solutions to the problem. This research will also serve as a resource base to other scholars and researchers interested in carrying out further research in this field subsequently if applied will go to an extent to provide a new explanation to the topic.

1.7   SCOPE/LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY This study on causes of construction project failure and abandonments in Nigeria will cover the issues of abandoned projects, failed projects, and all other abandoned infrastructural facilities. LIMITATION OF STUDY Financial constraint- Insufficient fund tends to impede the efficiency of the researcher in sourcing for the relevant materials, literature, or information and in the process of data collection (internet, questionnaire, and interview). Time constraint- The researcher will simultaneously engage in this study with other academic work. This consequently will cut down on the time devoted to the research work.

REFERENCES Akindoyemi, A. (1989), the Management of Abandoned Project, Journal of Nigerian Institute of Building, Vol. 1, Iss. 2, pp. 27. Ayodele, E.O. and Alabi, O. M. (2011), Abandonment of Construction Projects in Nigeria: Causes and Effects; Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences (JETEMS), Vol. 2, Iss. 2, pp. 142-145. Gardiner, P.D. (2005). Project Management: A Strategic Planning Approach: Palgrave Macmillan, USA, and the UK. Kotangora, O. O. (1993); Project Abandonment, Nigerian Tribune. O’Flaherty, B. (1993) Abandoned Building: A Stochastic Analysis; Journal of Urban Economics, Vol. 34, pp. 43-74. Osemenan, I. (1987); Project Abandonment; New Watch Magazine, Vol. 1, pp. 15. Spelman, W. (1998); Abandoned Buildings: Magnets for Crime; Journal of Criminal Justice, Vol. 21, National Vacant Properties Campaign.



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