Why We Terminated Atiku Firm’s Million Dollar Contract – FG
The Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, has explained why it terminated ts boats pilotage monitoring and supervision contract awarded to Intels, a firm largely owned by ex vice president Atiku Abubakar.
A statement by NPA General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Abdullahi Goje, said it relied on advice from the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to terminate Intels’ contract.
It explained that the NPA sought the AGF’s advice after trying in vain for more than one year to get Intels to comply with the federal government’s directive on the Treasury Single Account, TSA.
“The first such correspondence was through a letter written by the former Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mr. Olumide Oduntan on June 28, 2016, directing the company to pay all revenues collected on behalf of the NPA into the TSA sub account at the CBN.
“All further attempts by the Authority to get the company obey this directive was met with various excuses until the Authority wrote to seek the AGF’s legal advice on how to proceed with the NPA/Intels relationship in a letter dated May 31, 2017.