Assessment of bonds utilisation in the Nigerian construction industry

Usman Muhammed, Emmanuel Chidiebere Eze, John Abel Tsado , Blessing Okokun

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Default by contractors in meeting the time and cost performance of a project is usually counterproductive. Considering safety from the high financial burden of construction projects, clients are compelled to seek a level of guarantee in bonds to safeguard them from financial problems and provide an incentive for proper and timely completion of the project by the contractor, thus, minimising failures and risks. Therefore, the study assessed the level of bond utilisation in the Nigerian construction industry, with a view to examining the benefits of its utilisation in construction projects. A survey method was adopted in which questionnaires were used to collect data from respondents. With a response rate of 45.30% (164 of 362), the collected data were analysed using descriptive and analytical scientific method. It was found that the level of bond utilisation in the construction contract is high, with a performance bond and Advance payment bond being the most commonly used construction bond types.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1607-1625
Number of pages19
JournalIndependent Journal of Management & Production
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019
Externally publishedYes

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