BY OBED OLUKU….
We find it dutiful to respond to some cheap and self-indicting responses raised by NDDC and a fraudulent Company SIGNORA Concepts through which the fake lassa fever, cholera, education equipments and PPE contracts were awarded.
The fradulent company, SIGNORA unknowly admitted to have handled a fake contracts of lassa fever kits, vascines and PPE contracts in its unguided response to our earlier publication in nation’s newspaper dated April 25, 2020.
It is on record that no supply of Lassa fever kits, cholera vascines and education equipments have been made as lied by the Signora Concepts Managing director. No Community has received such kits and vascines. My community Ayakoromo and the entire Burutu LGA have not received such items.
This is paradoxical. How do you say you made supply and the people don’t see the supply? It shows that the contract is fake and fraudulent.
It has been uncovered that Signora concepts is one of the fake companies Godswill Akpabio is using to defraud the Commission’s treasury. We are surprise for this self-confession of SIGNORA Concepts management during its response. Abandoning of some equipments in NDDC office as claimed by Signora Managing Director shows that the project has been abandoned and dumped.
If the contract has been duely executed ,you can’t be talking of dumped and abandoned equipments in NDDC office.
This appears to be the style of Akpabio and his NDDC IMC to award fake contracts, then sample little materials and embezzle the total contracts sum.
We wish to state that Osmoserve Global Limited, Signoria Concept Services Limited and Rodnab Nigeria Limited are Godswill Akpabio’s surrogate companies which he uses to defraud NDDC.
He awarded a contract to complete the NDDC headquarters building without public advertisement and bidding which in complete violation of the Public Procurements Act. We were reliably informed that 16billion which is the completed sum of the project has been paid to Rodnab Nigeria Limited.
Another N4.8 billion contract was also awarded to Osmoserve Global Limited for unspecified medical supplies which more than 55 percent have been paid, project awarded without due process.
Signora Concepts was also awarded with a fake lassa fever, cholera and science equipments contracts of about 3billion and more than 2billions have been paid without project executed. Another failed 5.5billion PPE contract was awarded to the same fake Signora Concepts limited without due process.
Akpabio is highly corrupt and does not qualify to supervise the ongoing forensic audit of the Commission. He is a clog in the wheel of progress in the region, because keeping him in the government indicts Buhari on his anti-graft crusade. If Buhari is really fighting corruption and not deceiving himself, he should sack Akpabio and the current interim Management board of NDDC be dissolved.
We are insisting that EFCC, ICPC and other anti-graft authorities should launch all-round probe to all the fake contracts awarded by Godswill Akpabio in a view to unravel culprits defrauding the commission with fake projects or contracts for self-aggrandizement.
Comr. Ozobo Austin
National president Ijaw People’s Development Initiative, IPDI.