Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has named 23 Companies employed by NASS to receive N9 Trillion contracts.
News Nigeria reports that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) during a new document showed the names of 23 companies allegedly provided by the National Assembly to the NDDC to award contracts before the lawmakers.
According to the document, contracts that were awarded and paid between St Patrick’s Day and 26, 2020, showed that the 23 companies got a complete of N9 trillion contracts from the NDDC with the very best getting to one Grandfox Global Services Ltd.
According to the document sighted by SaharaReporters, Grandfox Global Services Ltd was awarded the contract titled ‘Emergency at Ope Road Okigwe LGA’ and was paid 580,438,578, on St Patrick’s Day , 2020.
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Also awarded contracts were Crism Constr. Building Ltd; Aritel Oil and Gas; and PDH Global Logistics Ltd, who got contracts of N561,592,377; N550,100,132; and N543,247,587 respectively. Listed among the businesses was also Webster Global Ventures Ltd, who allegedly got four contracts from the commission.
The NDDC contracts consistent with the document, include instruction of emergency repairs of failed and unmotorable sections of Benin Township Road Lot 2 Oredo LGA for N357m; remedial works of failed and unmotorable sections of Akuku Illah Road Oshimili North LGA or N463m; remedial works of failed and unmotorable sections of latest Ogorode Road Lot2 Sapele LGA for N466m and instruction for emergency repairs of failed and unmotorable sections of Abigborodo Road Lots 2 Warri North LGA for N466m.
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Meanwhile, Webster Global Ventures Limited has debunked the claims made by the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC, describing its inclusion on the list of companies allegedly coerced to be paid by the National Assembly as a deliberate effort to destroy the company’s reputation.
The company described the statement credited to the Acting director of the NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei, as false, inaccurate and misleading, adding that the National Assembly never influenced any payment made thereto by the NDDC.
In a statement on Saturday, Opeolu Adarae, the Director of Operations of the corporate , said: “We are a corporation of international repute and nobody should dent our image.
“The National Assembly never influenced payment made to our company because we completed all projects we handled. we’ve been in operations for quite 20 years and that we haven’t been linked to any sort of fraud as a company company.
“Nobody gave us any recommendation and that we don’t have any business with the National Assembly. As a matter of fact, the chief Director, Project for the NDDC, Dr Cairo Ojougboh, inspected our project and authorized it satisfactorily completed before payment was made.”
Similarly, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, the Chairman of the House Committee on NDDC, debunked the claims by the NDDC, saying the commission had been engaging in extra-budgetary expenses, adding that the agency had not been transparent with its budgetary spending.
The Chairman of the House Committee on NDDC said: “All this stuff are just falsehood. The commission said they’re old jobs and said the National Assembly asked them to buy the old jobs.
“We didn’t get the work and that we are only doing our jobs.
“As the legislature, we are alleged to be the one checking the excesses of the chief but they’re trying to blackmail us.
“With what they’re trying to try to to now, they’re trying to blackmail us in order that they will have a blank check to try to to what they need to try to to .”