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NIMASA re-awards Tompolo’s contract to APC Chairman

01 October 2016, 20:27

Lagos - A contract, which the federal government terminated from Government Ekpemupolo, a militant leader known as Tompolo, has been re-awarded to Davies Akanya, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, reports Thisday.

Tompolo’s Global West Vessel Specialists Nigeria Limited (GWVSNL) got the contract, which is about debt recovery and surveillance, under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The contract was terminated by the present administration in 2015 according to News 24

It was gathered the present Director General of the NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside re-awarded the contract to Snecou Nigeria Limited, a company owned by  Akanya, without giving others the opportunity to bid for it.

Peterside was the APC candidate in the 2015 governorship election in Rivers.

Also read: Oil, Gas union anger at ex-militant luxury jet report

The debt owed NIMASA by shipping companies is in the region of $15 billion while NIMASA estimates it to be in the region of $5 billion.

The certificate for the contract award had been given to Akanya despite reports that his company does not have the competence to do the job.

It was also gathered that Akanya’s company would get between 10 and 15 per cent of money recovered for NIMASA.

Under the new contract, Akanya’s company is to among other things, provide platforms for waterways monitoring and enforcement; engage in revenue services enhancement and debt reconciliation and recovery services for NIMASA

- News 24


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