Federal Government has threatened to withdraw the Almajiri projects earmarked for four states that are yet to allocate sites for the projects.
The affected states are Nasarawa, Taraba, Benue and Osun.
Minister of State for Education, Barr Nyesom Wike who summoned all the contractors handling almajiri and library projects across the country in Abuja yesterday for a meeting to access the performance and progress of each of the projects, said the meeting was important as the two projects were key to the federal government.
The Minister disclosed that out of the 50 Almajiri projects awarded in the Phase 1, 27 of them have been completed 100%, 13 of the projects progress range between 70 to 90 percent, 6 of the projects were still below 70% completion while the remaining fell below 50% completion.
He admitted that the contractors, though, had some challenges such as delay in allocation of sites from state government, security challenges in some states, re-allocation of sites by some state government coupled with the fuel subsidy strike that delayed work on sites to mention a few.
Some of the contractors from Maiduguri, Adamawa, Borno, Kaduna, Kwara, Benin, ondo, Sokoto, Kogi, were actively represented at the meeting and the contractors from the four states that were yet to allocate sites for onward building of Almajiri schools.