Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi has debunked allegations that he insists that two Chinese companies be selected by the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) to manage the Bonny and Warri channels.
He denied in One yesterday Declaration by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Magdalene Ajani, in response to reports on the $ 1.5 billion channel deals.
Ajani believed that malicious individuals who tried to damage the minister’s image had sponsored the report / p>
The minister said he only insisted that the contract be done in-house rather than the huge amount paid annually to contractors for dredging.
He explained that the Channel – Management contracts have been routinely awarded by NPA over the years at costs between N 50 and N 60 billion.
“The panel has been charged to be fair and equitable in its deliberations and certainly ensure that the main purpose of the investigation is promoting the principles of transparency and accountability that are strongly advocated in the current political dispensation, “added the statement.
Likewise, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that ss the NPA inquiry is a clear testimony to the federal government’s belief in transparency, good governance, and rule-of-law compliance in the civil service.
APC argued in a statement from its National Secretary, the Administrator / Extraordinary Congress Planning Committee (CECPC) , Senator John Akpanudoedehe that the measure further strengthens President Muhammadu Buhari’s zero tolerance for corrupt practices in his administration.
The party claimed that the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was unable to oppose Buhari’s anti -Graft campaign in the country.
She called the allegations of the PDP against Amaechi and the suspended as nonsensical. The NPA executive director Hadiza Usman, in connection with the routine administrative investigation into the activities of the Buhari approved NPA.