Appraisal of Governance of Multifarious Infrastructure Projects (MIPs) Delivery in Nigeria

  • G. A. Zarewa Department of Quantity Surveying, Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria


Ineffective governance has been identified as one of the major challenges confronting successful delivery of Multifarious Infrastructure Projects’ (MIPs) and other projects. This study appraised current approaches to governance of MIPs’ delivery in Nigeria with the aim of identifying and proffering solutions to governance challenges the projects encounter. The study was conducted through literature review and semi-structured interviews with key role players who participated in the governance of eight out of thirty - five MIPs at different locations in the country followed by thematic data analysis. The study discovered that governance of MIPs’ delivery in Nigeria was done haphazardly.Two of the studied MIPs failed due to their intuitive initiation on the basis of political exigencies,tying theirfunding to erratic sources of funds andunwarranted scope changeswhile another MIP failed due change of government.Protests by some stakeholders; delayed decisions; political considerations and alleged corruptionin the award of contracts; bankruptcy of a contractor;refusal of members of a host community of an MIP to allow the MIP to take off unless they were settled; conflict between some role players and so forthaffected the delivery of other five MIPs.The study concluded that MIPs’ governance as practiced in Nigeria today does not support effective delivery of the projects and recommends the development and effective implementation of a uniformly accepted governance framework to guide MIP’s governance.

Jun 1, 2018
How to Cite
ZAREWA, G. A.. Appraisal of Governance of Multifarious Infrastructure Projects (MIPs) Delivery in Nigeria. Arid Zone Journal of Engineering, Technology and Environment, [S.l.], v. 14, n. 2, p. 189-200, june 2018. ISSN 2545-5818. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 apr. 2019.