There are risks associated with any project which, if not managed correctly, can have an adverse impact on its successful outcome. This paper discusses some of the key elements of those risks in relation to a complex infrastructure construction project undertaken in Nigeria.
The Nyanyan - Keefi road dualisation project represents one
of the most ambitious major infrastructure carried out by
the Nigerian Federal Government. The need for this project
has been twofold, Firstly, it has been driven by the
government’s decision to change the location of its
capital city and secondly it is required to address the
traffic congestion and accident rates that presently occur
on the single carriageway road connection between Keefi and
the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The intention of this essay
it to evaluate the performance of the “Nyanyan - Keffi
Road Dualization” project and identify two of the most
critical areas where threats to the successful delivery of
the project may exist (Celand 2007).