The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has questioned the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA over five-point-one billion naira contract for the renovation of the agency’s corporate headquarters in Lagos, and the relocation of some of its offices.
The Auditor-General of the Federation had queried the contract awarded in 2011, which has a completion period of fifteen months, for lacking valid papers and contractors.
Speaking at the interrogation of the NPA management, led by its Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, the Committee chairman, Wole Oke, faulted the award of such a giant project with a legal document.
However, the NPA Boss insisted that due process was
followed, having been approved by the Federal Executive Council, FEC. But the
panel disputed the claim, stating that only the original copies of the
agreement that could absolve the agency.